Open Access Research Article Article ID: AMP-5-148

    Graphene oxide-based waveguides for enhanced self-phase modulation

    Yuning Zhang*, Jiayang Wu, Yang Qu, Linnan Jia, Baohua Jia and David Moss

    The enhanced self-phase modulation (SPM) in silicon nitride (Si3N4) and silicon (Si) waveguides integrated with graphene oxide (GO) films is experimentally demonstrated. By using both picosecond and femtosecond optical pulses, we observe significant spectral broadening in the waveguides due to the high Kerr nonlinearity of GO films. The maximum broadening factors of up to ~3.4 and ~4.3 are achieved in GO-coated Si3N4 waveguides and GO-coated Si waveguides, respectively. The spectral broadening for femtosecond pulses is more significant than the picosecond pulses, which can be attributed to their relatively high peak power. These results show the strong potential of GO films for improving the Kerr nonlinearity of photonic devices. 


    Published on: Aug 9, 2022 Pages: 103-106

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/amp.000048
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