The nonlinear optical properties of AlGaAs at the half band gap
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IEEE J. Quantum Electron.
nonlinear optics; optical propagation in anisotropic media; optical; propagation in nonlinear media; 2-PHOTON ABSORPTION; ZINCBLENDE SEMICONDUCTORS; 3-PHOTON ABSORPTION; WAVE-GUIDES; REFRACTION; ANISOTROPY; DISPERSION; LIMITATION; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
We report experimental values for the nonlinear optical coefficients of AlGaAs, in the half-band-gap spectral region. The dispersion of the nonlinear refractive-index coefficient, nl, is measured for both TE- and TM-polarized light. We observe n(2)(TE) > n(2)(TM) and a ratio of cross-phase modulation to self-phase modulation (TE) of similar to 0.95, as predicted from bandstructure calculations. The spectral dependence of the two- and three-photon absorption coefficients are also measured, Finally, the implications for all-optical switching and spatial soliton propagation are discussed.
Ieee Journal of Quantum Electronics
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