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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1904–1908

Frequency conversion over two-thirds of an octave in silicon nanowaveguides

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


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 1904-1908 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001904


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Abstract

We demonstrate ultrabroad-bandwidth low-power frequency conversion of continuous-wave light in a dispersion engineered silicon nanowaveguide via four-wave mixing. Our process produces continuously tunable four-wave mixing wavelength conversion over two-thirds of an octave from 1241-nm to 2078-nm wavelength light with a pump wavelength in the telecommunications C-band.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2010
Published: January 15, 2010

Citation
Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark A. Foster, Reza Salem, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Michal Lipson, "Frequency conversion over two-thirds of an octave in silicon nanowaveguides," Opt. Express 18, 1904-1908 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-3-1904


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