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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2777–2784

Interplay between Raman scattering and four-wave mixing in As 2 S 3 chalcogenide glass waveguides

Xin Gai, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2777-2784 (2011)

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We have studied parametric amplification in dispersion-engineered As 2 S 3 waveguides achieving a highest gain of over + 35 dB using a pulsed pump. The gain is shown to involve an interaction between stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and four-wave mixing (FWM). The gain was studied both experimentally and using computer modeling, which revealed that SRS contributes over + 20 dB to the combined gain and significantly modifies the dependence of the FWM the conversion efficiency as a function of propagation distance and dispersion. The implications for FWM using low-power CW beams are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

Xin Gai, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Interplay between Raman scattering and four-wave mixing in As2S3 chalcogenide glass waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2777-2784 (2011)

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