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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 149–160

Phase-matching and nonlinear optical processes in silicon waveguides

D. Dimitropoulos, V. Raghunathan, R. Claps, and B. Jalali  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 149-160 (2004)

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The efficiency of four-wave-mixing arising from Raman and non-resonant nonlinear susceptibilities in silicon waveguides is studied in the 1.3–1.8µm regime. The wavelength conversion efficiency is dominated by the Raman contribution to the nonlinear susceptibility, and high conversion efficiencies can be achieved under the phase-matching condition. In this context, dispersion in silicon waveguides is analyzed and it is shown that phase-matching is achieved in properly engineered waveguides where birefringence compensates for material dispersion. Finally the sensitivity of the phase mismatch to fabrication-induced errors in waveguide dimensions is quantified.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

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Original Manuscript: November 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

Dimitrios Dimitropoulos, V. Raghunathan, R. Claps, and B. Jalali, "Phase-matching and Nonlinear Optical Processes in Silicon Waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 149-160 (2004)

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