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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2317–2322

All-optical slow-light on a photonic chip

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Mark A. Foster, Jay E. Sharping, Alexander L. Gaeta, Qianfan Xu, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2317-2322 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002317


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Abstract

We demonstrate optically tunable delays in a silicon-on-insulator planar waveguide based on slow light induced by stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). Inside an 8-mm-long nanoscale waveguide, we produce a group-index change of 0.15 and generate controllable delays as large as 4 ps for signal pulses as short as 3 ps. The scheme can be implemented at bandwidths exceeding 100 GHz for wavelengths spanning the entire low-loss fiber-optics communications window and thus represents an important step in the development of chip-scale photonics devices that process light with light.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Citation
Yoshitomo Okawachi, Mark Foster, Jay Sharping, Alexander Gaeta, Qianfan Xu, and Michal Lipson, "All-optical slow-light on a photonic chip," Opt. Express 14, 2317-2322 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2317


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