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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9838–9843

Electrical control of parametric processes in silicon waveguides

Kevin K. Tsia, Sasan Fathpour, and Bahram Jalali  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9838-9843 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009838


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Abstract

We demonstrate electrical tuning of phase mismatch in silicon wavelength converters. Active control of birefringence induced by a thinfilm piezoelectric transducer integrated on top of the waveguides is used for dispersion engineering. The technology provides a solution for compensating the phase mismatch caused by fabrication errors in integrated waveguides. It also offers a mean to dynamically control the relative dispersion between interacting waves and hence, to introduce electronic control of optical parametric processes.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2008
Published: June 19, 2008

Citation
Kevin K. Tsia, Sasan Fathpour, and Bahram Jalali, "Electrical control of parametric processes in silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 9838-9843 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9838


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