We investigate experimentally and theoretically self-phase modulation and group velocity dispersion induced spectral broadening of picosecond pulses in silicon wires. Already for very low peak powers the limit for dense wavelength demultiplexing is reached.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
E. Dulkeith, Y. Vlasov, F. Xia, X. Chen, N. Panoiu, and R. Osgood, "Efficient Self-Phase Modulation in Submicron Silicon-On-Insulator Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QTuC7.
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