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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15242–15249

Supercontinuum generation in silicon photonic wires

I-Wei Hsieh, Xiaogang Chen, Xiaoping Liu, Jerry I. Dadap, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Cheng-Yun Chou, Fengnian Xia, William M. Green, Yurii A. Vlasov, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15242-15249 (2007)

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We observe spectral broadening of more than 350 nm, i.e., a 3/10-octave span, upon propagation of ultrashort 1.3-μm-wavelength optical pulses in a 4.7-mm-long silicon-photonic-wire waveguide. We measure the wavelength dependence of the spectral features and relate it to waveguide dispersion and input power. The spectral characteristics of the output pulses are shown to be consistent, in part, with higher-order soliton radiative effects.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

I-Wei Hsieh, Xiaogang Chen, Xiaoping Liu, Jerry I. Dadap, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Cheng-Yun Chou, Fengnian Xia, William M. Green, Yurii A. Vlasov, and Richard M. Osgood, "Supercontinuum generation in silicon photonic wires," Opt. Express 15, 15242-15249 (2007)

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