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The optical Kerr effect was measured by observing self-phase modulation in GaAs-AlGaAs superlattice-core waveguides modified by ion-implantation quantum-well intermixing. The band-gap energy was shifted by 68 nm for an implantation dose of 0.5times1013 cm-2 and annealing temperature of 775degC. The Kerr effect was suppressed by up to 71% in the transverse-electric polarization after intermixing. A reduced polarization dependence of the self-phase modulation was observed after intermixing.
Date of Publication: Jan.15, 2009