OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (269 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

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

Kevin K. Tsia, Sasan Fathpour, and Bahram Jalali, "Electrical control of parametric processes in silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 9838-9843 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. B. Jalali, "Teaching silicon new tricks," Nat. Photonics 1, 193-195 (2007). [CrossRef]
  2. Q. Lin, O. J. Painter, and G. P. Agrawal, "Nonlinear optical phenomena in silicon waveguides: modeling and applications," Opt. Express 15, 16604-16644 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. M. A.  Foster, A. C.  Turner, J. E.  Sharping, B. S.  Schmidt, M.  Lipson, A. L.  Gaeta, "Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip," Nature  441, 960-962 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides," Opt. Express 15, 12949-12958 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. D. Dimitropoulos, V. Raghunathan, R. Claps, and B. Jalali, "Phase-matching and nonlinear optical processes in silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 149-160 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. V. Raghunathan, R. Claps, D. Dimitropoulos, B. Jalali, "Parametric Raman wavelength conversion in scaled silicon waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 2094-2102 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. W. N. Ye, D. -X. Xu, S. Janz, P. Cheben, M. -J. Picard, B. Lamontagne, and N. G. Tarr, "Birefringence control using stress engineering in silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 1308-1317 (2005). [CrossRef]
  8. V. Raghunathan and B. Jalali, "Stress-induced phase matching in silicon waveguides," Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Long Beach CA (2006) Paper CMK5.
  9. K. K. Tsia, S. Fathpour, and B. Jalali, "Electrical tuning of birefringence in silicon waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 061109 (2008). [CrossRef]
  10. N. Setter, Electroceramic-based MEMS: fabrication-technology and applications (Springer, New York 2005). [CrossRef]
  11. H. Ishiwara, M. Okuyama, and Y. Arimoto, Ferroelectric random access memories: fundamentals and applications (Springer, New York, 2004). [CrossRef]
  12. K. K. Tsia, S. Fathpour, and B. Jalali, "Energy harvesting in silicon wavelength converters," Opt. Express 14, 12327-12333 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. G. P.  Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic Press, Boston, 2007)

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited