Accession Number : ADP007579

Title :   Ultrafast Optical Kerr Effect in Active Semiconductor Waveguides,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Hultgren, C. T. ; Ippen, E. P.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Active optical waveguides offer interesting possibilities for performing nonlinear functions in photonic circuits. By varying the injected carrier density one can change not only the linear components of gain and index of refraction but also the nonlinear ones. Some studies of ultrafast gain dynamics in AlGaAs and InGaAsP diode laser amplifiers have been performed previously. Four-wave mixing experiments with large frequency detunings in diode lasers have provided frequency domain measurements of the magnitude of the nonlinear susceptibility of X.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *KERR MAGNETOOPTICAL EFFECT, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, DENSITY, DIODES, DYNAMICS, FREQUENCY DOMAIN, FUNCTIONS, GAIN, LASER AMPLIFIERS, MEASUREMENT, MIXING, PHOTONICS, REFRACTION, SYMPOSIA, REFRACTIVE INDEX, ELECTROMAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDES, INDIUM PHOSPHIDES.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE