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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27885–27890

Experimental demonstration of bandwidth enhancement based on two-pump wavelength conversion in a silicon waveguide

Shiming Gao, En-Kuang Tien, Yuewang Huang, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27885-27890 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.027885


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the bandwidth enhancement of wavelength conversion in a silicon waveguide based on four-wave mixing (FWM) with two continuous-wave pumps. Our measurement results show 25% bandwidth improvement from 29.8 nm to 37.4 nm in a 17-mm-long silicon waveguide with a pump spacing of 14.9 nm as compared to a single-pump FWM. The experimental results are verified by theoretical calculations and >40% bandwidth enhancement is predicted by further wavelength separation of the two pumps.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2010
Published: December 17, 2010

Citation
Shiming Gao, En-Kuang Tien, Yuewang Huang, and Sailing He, "Experimental demonstration of bandwidth enhancement based on two-pump wavelength conversion in a silicon waveguide," Opt. Express 18, 27885-27890 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-27885


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