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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1977–1982

Low-power inelastic light scattering at small detunings in silicon wire waveguides at telecom wavelengths

Stéphane Clemmen, Antony Perret, Jassem Safioui, Wim Bogaerts, Roel Baets, Simon-Pierre Gorza, Philippe Emplit, and Serge Massar  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1977-1982 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.001977


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Abstract

When a pump beam is propagating through a silicon nanophotonic waveguide, a very small fraction of the light is scattered to other frequencies. At very low intensity, the amount of scattered light is proportional to the power of the pump beam. We show that the scattering intensity increases linearly within the temperature range 300–575 K and that the photon flux decreases as the inverse of the frequency detuning ν over the investigated bandwidth 0.4THz<|ν|<2.5THz. The simplest interpretation of these observations is that the pump beam is scattered on a one-dimensional thermal bath of excitations. Finally, the implications of this scattering process for quantum optics applications of silicon nanophotonic structures are discussed.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2012
Published: July 17, 2012

Citation
Stéphane Clemmen, Antony Perret, Jassem Safioui, Wim Bogaerts, Roel Baets, Simon-Pierre Gorza, Philippe Emplit, and Serge Massar, "Low-power inelastic light scattering at small detunings in silicon wire waveguides at telecom wavelengths," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1977-1982 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-8-1977

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