We demonstrate four-wave mixing to achieve C-band wavelength conversion in ultrasmall SOI waveguides. This work exploits silicon's large Raman χ(3) to further achieve active on-chip functionality. Initial experiments are compared with theoretical calculations.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
R. L. Espinola, J. I. Dadap, R. M. Osgood, Jr., S. J. McNab, and Y. A. Vlasov, "C-band Wavelength Conversion in Ultrasmall Silicon-on-Insulator 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 CWD1.
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