Dispersion-induced nonlinearities in semiconductors

Jesper Mørk, A. Mecozzi

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A dispersive and saturable medium is shown, under very general conditions, to possess ultrafast dynamic behaviour due to non-adiabatic polarisation dynamics. Simple analytical expressions relating the effect to the refractive index dispersion of a semiconductor ire derived and the magnitude of the equivalent Kerr coefficient is shown to be in qualitative agreement with measurements on active semiconductor waveguides.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3-6
Pages (from-to)173-177
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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