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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4341–4349

C-band wavelength conversion in silicon photonic 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. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4341-4349 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004341


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Abstract

We demonstrate C-band wavelength conversion in Si photonic-wire waveguides with submicron cross-section by means of nonresonant, nondegenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) using low-power, cw-laser sources. Our analysis shows that for these deeply scaled Si waveguides, FWM can be observed despite the large phase mismatch imposed by strong waveguide dispersion. The theoretical calculations agree well with proof-of-concept experiments. The nonresonant character of the FWM scheme employed allows to demonstrate frequency tuning of the idler from ~20 GHz to>100 GHz thus covering several C-band DWDM channels.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Citation
Richard L. Espinola, Jerry I. Dadap, Richard M. Osgood, Jr, Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov, "C-band wavelength conversion in silicon photonic wire waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 4341-4349 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-11-4341


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