Comprehensive analysis of passive generation of parabolic similaritons in tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires

Mei, Chao, Li, Feng, Yuan, Jinhui, Kang, Zhe, Zhang, Xianting, Yan, Binbin, Sang, Xinzhu, Wu, Qiang, Zhou, Xian, Zhong, Kangping, Wang, Liang, Wang, Kuiru, Yu, Chongxiu and Wai, Ping-kong Alexander (2017) Comprehensive analysis of passive generation of parabolic similaritons in tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires. Scientific Reports, 7. p. 3814. ISSN 2045-2322

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Abstract

Parabolic pulses have important applications in both basic and applied sciences, such as high power optical amplification, optical communications, all-optical signal processing, etc. The generation of parabolic similaritons in tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires at telecom (λ~1550 nm) and mid-IR (λ≥2100 nm) wavelengths is demonstrated and analyzed. The self-similar theory of parabolic pulse generation in passive waveguides with increasing nonlinearity is presented. A generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation is used to describe the coupled dynamics of optical field in the tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires with either decreasing dispersion or increasing nonlinearity. The impacts of length dependent higher-order effects, linear and nonlinear losses including two-photon absorption, and photongenerated free carriers, on the pulse evolutions are characterized. Numerical simulations show that initial Gaussian pulses will evolve into the parabolic pulses in the waveguide taper designed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 09:06
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30731

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