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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4886–4893

Wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear silicon–organic hybrid slot waveguides

Linliang An, Hongjun Liu, Qibing Sun, Nan Huang, and Zhaolu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 22, pp. 4886-4893 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.004886


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Abstract

Wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a silicon–organic hybrid slot waveguide is theoretically investigated in the telecommunication bands. Compared with vertical slot waveguides, the horizontal slot waveguide structure exhibits much flatter dispersion. The maximum nonlinearity coefficient γ of 1.5×107W1km1 and the minimum effective mode area Aeff of 0.065μm2 are obtained in a horizontal slot waveguide with a 20-nm-thick optically nonlinear layer by controlling the geometric parameters. The wavelength conversion efficiency of 7.45 dB with a pump power of 100 mW in a 4-mm-long horizontal slot waveguide is obtained. This low power on-chip wavelength convertor will have potential applications in highly integrated optical circuits.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published: July 23, 2014

Citation
Linliang An, Hongjun Liu, Qibing Sun, Nan Huang, and Zhaolu Wang, "Wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear silicon–organic hybrid slot waveguides," Appl. Opt. 53, 4886-4893 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-22-4886


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