This book reviews techniques used to characterize non-linear optical constants of chalcogenide glasses in bulk or thin films, and presents the properties of many chalcogenide systems. A range of applications of these glasses are surveyed, including ultra-fast switching, optical limiting, second harmonic generation and electro-optic effects. Also addressed are suitability of chalcogenide films in all-optical integrated circuits, fabrication of rib as well as ridge waveguides and of fiber gratings.Prism coupler Waveguide Prism coupler exposed Rayleigh scattering L o s s d B / c m 1000 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 Wavelength (nm) Fig. 1.12. Propagation loss versus wavelength for a 3 I¼m channel waveguide fabricated in PLD As2S3 films.
|Title||:||Optical Nonlinearities in Chalcogenide Glasses and their Applications|
|Author||:||A. Zakery, S.R. Elliott|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2007-05-26|