We report on-off optical gains of 20dB in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Free carrier and two photon absorption of 4dB is measured indicating an intrinsic Raman gain of 24dB.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
V. Raghunathan, O. Boyraz, and B. Jalali, "20 dB on-off Raman Amplification in Silicon Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMU1.
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