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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1135–1146

Cross-phase modulation-induced spectral and temporal effects on co- propagating femtosecond pulses in silicon photonic wires

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. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1135-1146 (2007)

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By performing time-resolved experiments and power-dependent measurements using femtosecond pulses inside submicron cross-section Si photonic-wire waveguides, we demonstrate strong cross-phase modulation (XPM) effects. We find that XPM in Si wires can be significant even for low peak pump powers, i.e., ∼15 mW for π phase shift. Our experimental data closely match numerical simulations using a rigorous coupled-wave theoretical treatment. Our results suggest that XPM is a potentially useful approach for all-optical control of photonic devices in Si wires.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

I-Wei Hsieh, Xiaogang Chen, Jerry I. Dadap, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov, "Cross-phase modulation-induced spectral and temporal effects on co-propagating femtosecond pulses in silicon photonic wires," Opt. Express 15, 1135-1146 (2007)

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