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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3713–3718

Raman amplification in ultrasmall silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides

Richard L. Espinola, Jerry I. Dadap, Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3713-3718 (2004)

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We measure stimulated Raman gain at 1550 nm in an ultrasmall SOI strip waveguide, cross-section of 0.098 µm2. We obtain signal amplification of up to 0.7 dB in the counter-propagating configuration for a sample length of 4.2 mm and using a diode pump at 1435 nm with powers of <30 mW. The Raman amplifier has a figure-of-merit (FOM) of 57.47 dB/cm/W. This work shows the feasibility of ultrasmall SOI waveguides for the development of SOI-based on-chip optical amplifiers and active photonic integrated circuits.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Richard Espinola, Jerry Dadap, Richard Osgood, Jr., Sharee McNab, and Yurii Vlasov, "Raman amplification in ultrasmall silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 3713-3718 (2004)

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