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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24730–24737

Impact of dispersion profiles of silicon waveguides on optical parametric amplification in the femtosecond regime

Zhaolu Wang, Hongjun Liu, Nan Huang, Qibing Sun, and Jin Wen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24730-24737 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024730


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Abstract

The impact of dispersion profiles of silicon waveguides on femtosecond optical parametric amplification (OPA) is theoretically investigated. It is found that flat quasi-phase-matching, smooth temporal profiles and separable spectra for 200 fs pulses can be obtained by tailoring the cross-section of silicon rib waveguide. We achieve on-chip parametric gain as high as 26.8 dB and idler conversion gain of 25.6 dB for a low pump peak power over a flat bandwidth of 400 nm in a 10-mm-long dispersion engineered silicon waveguide. Our on-chip OPA can find important potential applications in highly integrated optical circuits for all-optical ultrafast signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

Citation
Zhaolu Wang, Hongjun Liu, Nan Huang, Qibing Sun, and Jin Wen, "Impact of dispersion profiles of silicon waveguides on optical parametric amplification in the femtosecond regime," Opt. Express 19, 24730-24737 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24730


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