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12 January 1998 Low-loss waveguides and waveguide elements in x(3)-polymers
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Low loss optical waveguides with extreme stability against pulsed optical intensity allowing for a nonlinear induced phase shift of >3π have been fabricated in a class of conjugated polymers, substituted poly(phenylene-vinylene) (PPV), which are promising candidates for demonstration of nonlinear switching in waveguide elements. The wavelength dependence of the nonlinear optical properties were measured with interferometer and spectral pulse broadening techniques. The nonresonant n2 values are several times 10-14 cm2/W for the two PPV derivatives measured. Ultrafast nonlinear switching is demonstrated exploring purely electronic effects by suing a semi- integrated nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometer and directional couplers.
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Andreas H. Braeuer, Thomas Gabler, Thomas Pertsch, and Hans-Heinrich Hoerhold "Low-loss waveguides and waveguide elements in x(3)-polymers", Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.298217
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