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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20374–20381

Net-gain from a parametric amplifier on a chalcogenide optical chip

Michael R.E. Lamont, Barry Luther-Davies, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Xin Gai, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20374-20381 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020374


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Abstract

We report first observation of net-gain from an optical parametric amplifier in a planar waveguide. This was achieved in a low-loss As2S3 planar waveguide, with a strong nonlinearity (γ ~10/W/m) and tailored anomalous dispersion yielding efficient Raman-assisted four-wave mixing at telecom wavelengths. The experiments were in good agreement with theory, and indicate a peak net-gain greater than +16 dB for the signal and idler (+30 dB neglecting coupling losses) and a broad bandwidth spanning 180 nm.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Citation
Michael R. Lamont, Barry Luther-Davies, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Xin Gai, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Net-gain from a parametric amplifier on a chalcogenide optical chip," Opt. Express 16, 20374-20381 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20374


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