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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9282–9287

Nonlinearity of optimized silicon photonic slot waveguides

Paul Muellner, Markus Wellenzohn, and Rainer Hainberger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9282-9287 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009282


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Abstract

In this numerical study, we show that by exploiting the advantages of the horizontal silicon slot waveguide structure the nonlinear interaction can be significantly increased compared to vertical slot waveguides. The deposition of a 20 nm thin optically nonlinear layer with low refractive index sandwiched between two silicon wires of 220 nm width and 205 nm height could enable a nonlinearity coefficient γ of more than 2 × 107 W-1km-1.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2009
Published: May 19, 2009

Citation
Paul Muellner, Markus Wellenzohn, and Rainer Hainberger, "Nonlinearity of optimized silicon photonic slot waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 9282-9287 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9282


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