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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2003
  • pp: 1731–1739

Observation of stimulated Raman amplification in silicon waveguides

R. Claps, D. Dimitropoulos, V. Raghunathan, Y. Han, and B. Jalali  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 15, pp. 1731-1739 (2003)

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We report the first observation of Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) in silicon waveguides. Amplification of the Stokes signal, at 1542.3 nm, of up to 0.25 dB has been observed in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) waveguides, using a 1427 nm pump laser with a CW power of 1.6 W, measured before the waveguide. Two-Photon-Absorption (TPA) measurements on these waveguides are also reported, and found to be negligible at the pump power where SRS was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: June 24, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2003
Published: July 28, 2003

R. Claps, D. Dimitropoulos, V. Raghunathan, Y. Han, and B. Jalali, "Observation of stimulated Raman amplification in silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1731-1739 (2003)

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