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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2012
  • pp: 5752–5757

Nonlinear response of a silicon waveguide enhanced by a metal grating

Zhihong Chen, Lei Dai, and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 23, pp. 5752-5757 (2012)

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We theoretically demonstrate that nonlinear optical response in a thin silicon waveguide within a wide wavelength regime can be enhanced by a metal grating. Numerical simulation indicates that the enhancement factor of the four-wave mixing signal varies with the position. The largest enhancement factor of the four-wave mixing is more than 104 at a certain position in the IR spectrum with proper geometric parameters. More importantly, the wavelength of four-wave mixing with the same enhancement factor can be controlled dynamically within a wide wavelength regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: August 10, 2012

Zhihong Chen, Lei Dai, and Chun Jiang, "Nonlinear response of a silicon waveguide enhanced by a metal grating," Appl. Opt. 51, 5752-5757 (2012)

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