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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 19861–19874

Slow light enhanced optical nonlinearity in a silicon photonic crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguide

Nobuyuki Matsuda, Takumi Kato, Ken-ichi Harada, Hiroki Takesue, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hideaki Taniyama, and Masaya Notomi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 19861-19874 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019861


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Abstract

We demonstrate highly enhanced optical nonlinearity in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) in a four-wave mixing experiment. Using a CROW consisting of 200 coupled resonators based on width-modulated photonic crystal nanocavities in a line defect, we obtained an effective nonlinear constant exceeding 10,000 /W/m, thanks to slow light propagation combined with a strong spatial confinement of light achieved by the wavelength-sized cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Citation
Nobuyuki Matsuda, Takumi Kato, Ken-ichi Harada, Hiroki Takesue, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hideaki Taniyama, and Masaya Notomi, "Slow light enhanced optical nonlinearity in a silicon photonic crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguide," Opt. Express 19, 19861-19874 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-19861


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