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Integrated Photonics Research and Applications
San Diego, California United States
April 10, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-787-3
Joint IPRA/NPIS Oral Session: Frontiers in Nanophotonics (JWA)

Maximal Gain and Optimal Taper Design for Raman Amplifiers in Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguides

Hagen Renner, Michael Krause, and Ernst Brinkmeyer

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Abstract

We show that free-carrier absorption puts an ultimate upper limit on the total Raman gain in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. The latter can be reached by an appropriate exponential tapering of the effective modal area.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

Citation
H. Renner, M. Krause, and E. Brinkmeyer, " Maximal Gain and Optimal Taper Design for Raman Amplifiers in Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguides," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics for Information Systems, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA3.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=IPRA-2005-JWA3


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