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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(11): 114211    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/11/114211
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

Ultra broadband flat dispersion tailoring on reversed-rib chalcogenide glass waveguide

Yanfen Zhai(翟彦芬), Renduo Qi(齐人铎), Chenzhi Yuan(袁晨智), Wei Zhang(张巍), Yidong Huang(黄翊东)
Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Abstract  In this paper, we introduce a horizontal slot in the reversed-rib chalcogenide glass waveguide to tailor its dispersion characteristics. The waveguide exhibits a flat and low dispersion over a wavelength range of 1080 nm, in which the dispersion fluctuates between -10.6 ps·nm-1·km-1 and+11.14 ps·nm-1·km-1. The dispersion tailoring effect is due to the mode field transfer from the reversed-rib waveguide to the slot with the increase of wavelength, which results in the extension of the low dispersion band. Moreover, the nonlinear coefficient and the phase-matching condition of the four-wave mixing process in this waveguide are studied, showing that the waveguide has great potential in nonlinear optical applications over a wide wavelength range.
Keywords:  chalcogenides films      nonlinear optics      waveguides      dispersion     
Received:  17 February 2016      Published:  05 November 2016
PACS:  42.65.Wi (Nonlinear waveguides)  
  42.65.-k (Nonlinear optics)  
  42.79.-e (Optical elements, devices, and systems)  
  77.84.Bw (Elements, oxides, nitrides, borides, carbides, chalcogenides, etc.)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant Nos. 2013CB328700 and 2011CBA00303) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61575102 and 61321004).
Corresponding Authors:  Wei Zhang     E-mail:  zwei@tsinghua.edu.cn

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Yanfen Zhai(翟彦芬), Renduo Qi(齐人铎), Chenzhi Yuan(袁晨智), Wei Zhang(张巍), Yidong Huang(黄翊东) Ultra broadband flat dispersion tailoring on reversed-rib chalcogenide glass waveguide 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 114211

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