Fast All-Optical Switching in a Silicon-On-Sapphire Waveguide

  • H. Chelli
  • A. Niepceron
  • N. Paraire
  • A. Koster
  • H. Sauer
  • M. Carton
  • S. Laval
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 25)

Abstract

Using the excitation by a pulsed laser beam of a guided mode in a nonlinear silicon film deposited on sapphire, fast optical switching and bistability have been observed. Ä theoretical study, taking into account both electronic and thermal refractive index variations is presented which describes well the experimental results.

Keywords

Recombination Sapphire 

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References

  1. 1.
    P. Vincent, N. Paraire, M. Neviere, A. Koster, R. Reinisch: J. Opt. Soc. Am. B2 (1985) p. 1106–1116ADSGoogle Scholar
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    F. Pardo, H. Chelli, A. Koster, N. Paraire, S. Laval: I.E.E.E. — QE. to be published (May 1986)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Chelli
    • 1
  • A. Niepceron
    • 1
  • N. Paraire
    • 1
  • A. Koster
    • 1
  • H. Sauer
    • 1
  • M. Carton
    • 1
  • S. Laval
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Electronique FondamentaleUniversité Paris SudOrsay CedexFrance

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