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Optical Nonlinear Waveguiding Structures Based On Thin Films Of Glass Doped With Cds[sub]X[/sub]Se[sub]1-x[/sub]
Author(s): H. Jerominek; S. Patela; Z. Jakubczyk; R. Tremblay; C. Delisle
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Paper Abstract

A new class of materials, three dimensional microscopic crystals of CdSxSel_x grown in the interior of a silicate glass matrix1 has been emerging with great promise for application in room temperature nonlinear signal processing, based on guided-wave or etalon devices. Semiconductor-doped lasses commercially available as color-glass filters combine relatively large nonlinearity (n2 = 10-1' m2/W) and rapid response time in the picosecond region (T < 10-11 s). Evidence of quantum size effects both at room temperatures2 and low temperatures3 has been also reported.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967384
Show Author Affiliations
H. Jerominek, Universite Laval (Canada)
S. Patela, Universite Laval (Canada)
Z. Jakubczyk, Universite Laval (Canada)
R. Tremblay, Universite Laval (Canada)
C. Delisle, Universite Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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