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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22061–22066

Highly efficient nonlinearity reduction in silicon-on-insulator waveguides using vertical slots

Yang Yue, Lin Zhang, Jian Wang, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22061-22066 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022061


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Abstract

Vertical slots are used to reduce the nonlinearity of silicon-on-insulator waveguides. In properly designed slot waveguides, approximately 50% of the optical power can be confined in the air-slot and air-cladding region. Compared with a strip waveguide, a factor greater than 15 times more reduction in the real part of nonlinear coefficient can be achieved in the 100-nm wavelength range. In addition, vertical-slot waveguides exhibit large negative chromatic dispersion, which will induce phase mismatch and further suppress nonlinear parametric effects.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2010
Published: October 4, 2010

Citation
Yang Yue, Lin Zhang, Jian Wang, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner, "Highly efficient nonlinearity reduction in silicon-on-insulator waveguides using vertical slots," Opt. Express 18, 22061-22066 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-22061


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