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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 519–525

Net continuous wave optical gain in a low loss silicon-on-insulator waveguide by stimulated Raman scattering

Richard Jones, Haisheng Rong, Ansheng Liu, Alexander W. Fang, Mario J. Paniccia, Dani Hak, and Oded Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 519-525 (2005)

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We observe for the first time net continuous wave optical gain in a low loss silicon-on-insulator waveguide based on stimulated Raman scattering. We show that nonlinear optical loss due to two-photon absorption induced free carrier absorption can be significantly reduced by introducing a reverse biased p-i-n diode in the waveguide. For a 4.8 cm long waveguide with an effective core area of ~1.6 µm2, we obtain a net CW Raman gain of >3dB with a pump power of ~700mW inside the waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Original Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2005
Published: January 24, 2005

Richard Jones, Haisheng Rong, Ansheng Liu, Alexander Fang, Mario Paniccia, Dani Hak, and Oded Cohen, "Net continuous wave optical gain in a low loss silicon-on-insulator waveguide by stimulated Raman scattering," Opt. Express 13, 519-525 (2005)

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