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Nonlinear Optical Transmission In Semiconductor-Doped Glasses
Author(s): A. Agnesi; G. P. Banfi; G. C. Reali; G. C. Righini
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optics can play an essential role in the advancement of optical signal processing and computing toward the "Photonics Era". As an example, the optical nonlinearity affects the device's transmission making it intensity-dependent, so that a threshold can be introduced which is necessary for the operation of the logic elements. The study and the characterization of new or enhanced nonlinear optical materials with higher nonlinear coefficients and fast responses is thus attracting an increasing attention. One approach to enhance the nonlinear response of a material is to utilize quantum confinement, and devices based on one-, two-, and three-dimensional confinementhave been proposed and are currently under development: they have been named Quantum Wells, Quantum Wires, and Quantum Dots, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1128, Glasses for Optoelectronics, (21 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961469
Show Author Affiliations
A. Agnesi, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
G. P. Banfi, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
G. C. Reali, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
G. C. Righini, IROE-CNR (Italy)


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Glasses for Optoelectronics

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