The generation of spectral continuum in silicon is studied experimentally and theoretically. The dynamics of the free carriers generated through two photon absorption (TPA) is found to limit the extent of the generated continuum.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation
P. V. Koonath, D. R. Solli, and B. Jalali, "Limiting Nature of Continuum Generation in Silicon," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFC4.
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