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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12380–12387

Ultrafast-pulse self-phase modulation and third-order dispersion in Si photonic wire-waveguides

I-Wei Hsieh, Xiaogang Chen, Jerry I. Dadap, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12380-12387 (2006)

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By propagating femtosecond pulses inside submicron-cross-section Si photonic-wire waveguides with anomalous dispersion, we demonstrate that the pulse-propagation dynamics is strongly influenced by the combined action of optical nonlinearity and up to third-order dispersion with minimal carrier effects. Because of strong light confinement, a nonlinear phase shift of a few π due to self-phase modulation is observed at a pulse peak-power of just ~250 mW. We also observe soliton-emitted radiation, fully supported by theoretical analysis, from which we determine directly the third-order dispersion coefficient, β3=-0.73±0.05 ps3/m at 1537 nm.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

I-Wei Hsieh, Xiaogang Chen, Jerry I. Dadap, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Richard M. Osgood, Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov, "Ultrafast-pulse self-phase modulation and third-order dispersion in Si photonic wire-waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 12380-12387 (2006)

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