Absorption bleaching by stimulated emission in erbium-doped silicon-rich silicon nitride waveguides

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Olaosebikan D., Yerci S., Gondarenko A., Preston K., Li R., Dal Negro L., ...More

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.36, no.1, pp.4-6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.36.000004
  • Journal Name: OPTICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-6
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Stimulated emission from sensitized erbium ions in silicon-rich silicon nitride is demonstrated by pump-probe measurements carried out in waveguides. A decrease in the photoinduced absorption of the probe at the wavelength of erbium emission is observed and is attributed to stimulated emission from erbium excited indirectly via localized states in the silicon nitride matrix. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America