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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B146–B153

Nonlinear properties of and nonlinear processing in hydrogenated amorphous silicon waveguides

B. Kuyken, H. Ji, S. Clemmen, S. K. Selvaraja, H. Hu, M. Pu, M. Galili, P. Jeppesen, G. Morthier, S. Massar, L.K. Oxenløwe, G. Roelkens, and R. Baets  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B146-B153 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B146


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Abstract

We propose hydrogenated amorphous silicon nanowires as a platform for nonlinear optics in the telecommunication wavelength range. Extraction of the nonlinear parameter of these photonic nanowires reveals a figure of merit larger than 2. It is observed that the nonlinear optical properties of these waveguides degrade with time, but that this degradation can be reversed by annealing the samples. A four wave mixing conversion efficiency of + 12 dB is demonstrated in a 320 Gbit/s serial optical waveform data sampling experiment in a 4 mm long photonic nanowire.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Opto-Electronic Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

Virtual Issues
European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
B. Kuyken, H. Ji, S. Clemmen, S. K. Selvaraja, H. Hu, M. Pu, M. Galili, P. Jeppesen, G. Morthier, S. Massar, L.K. Oxenløwe, G. Roelkens, and R. Baets, "Nonlinear properties of and nonlinear processing in hydrogenated amorphous silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 19, B146-B153 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B146


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