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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22582–22587

Nearly-degenerate three-wave mixing at 1.55 μm in oxidized AlGaAs waveguides

Marc Savanier, Alessio Andronico, Aristide Lemaître, Christophe Manquest, Ivan Favero, Sara Ducci, and Giuseppe Leo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22582-22587 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022582


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Abstract

We report on continuous-wave sum and difference frequency generation in selectively oxidized AlGaAs waveguides designed for degenerate spontaneous parametric down-conversion at 1.55 μm. Sum frequency generation with two pumps around this wavelength is observed with a conversion efficiency η = 1080%W−1cm−2. Difference frequency generation is also performed near degeneracy, with an external conversion efficiency ηext = 9.7%W−1cm−2 and a tunability of 570 nm. These results are promising for the feasibility of an integrated telecom source based on parametric fluorescence.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Frequency Conversion, Combs and Nonlinear Waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2011
Published: October 25, 2011

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Nonlinear Optics (2011) Optical Materials Express

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Marc Savanier, Alessio Andronico, Aristide Lemaître, Christophe Manquest, Ivan Favero, Sara Ducci, and Giuseppe Leo, "Nearly-degenerate three-wave mixing at 1.55 μm in oxidized AlGaAs waveguides," Opt. Express 19, 22582-22587 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22582


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