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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 12949–12958

Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides

Mark A. Foster, Amy C. Turner, Reza Salem, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 12949-12958 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.012949


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Abstract

We demonstrate highly broad-band frequency conversion via four-wave mixing in silicon nanowaveguides. Through appropriate engineering of the waveguide dimensions, conversion bandwidths greater than 150 nm are achieved and peak conversion efficiencies of -9.6 dB are demonstrated. Furthermore, utilizing fourth-order dispersion, wavelength conversion across four telecommunication bands from 1477 nm (S-band) to 1672 nm (U-band) is demonstrated with an efficiency of -12 dB.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Citation
Mark A. Foster, Amy C. Turner, Reza Salem, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides," Opt. Express 15, 12949-12958 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-20-12949


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