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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7634–7641

Efficient wavelength conversion and net parametric gain via Four Wave Mixing in a high index doped silica waveguide

Alessia Pasquazi, Yongwoo Park, José Azaña, François Légaré, Roberto Morandotti, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, and David J. Moss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7634-7641 (2010)

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We demonstrate sub-picosecond wavelength conversion in the C-band via four wave mixing in a 45cm long high index doped silica spiral waveguide. We achieve an on/off conversion efficiency (signal to idler) of + 16.5dB as well as a parametric gain of + 15dB for a peak pump power of 38W over a wavelength range of 100nm. Furthermore, we demonstrated a minimum gain of + 5dB over a wavelength range as large as 200nm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2010
Published: March 29, 2010

Alessia Pasquazi, Yongwoo Park, José Azaña, François Légaré, Roberto Morandotti, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, and David J. Moss, "Efficient wavelength conversion and net parametric gain via Four Wave Mixing in a high index doped silica waveguide," Opt. Express 18, 7634-7641 (2010)

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