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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13100–13107

Highly efficient CW parametric conversion at 1550 nm in SOI waveguides by reverse biased p-i-n junction

Andrzej Gajda, Lars Zimmermann, Mahmoud Jazayerifar, Georg Winzer, Hui Tian, Robert Elschner, Thomas Richter, Colja Schubert, Bernd Tillack, and Klaus Petermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13100-13107 (2012)

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In this paper we present four-wave mixing (FWM) based parametric conversion experiments in p-i-n diode assisted silicon-on-insulator (SOI) nano-rib waveguides using continuous-wave (CW) light around 1550 nm wavelength. Using a reverse biased p-i-n waveguide diode we observe an increase of the wavelength conversion efficiency of more than 4.5 dB compared to low loss nano-rib waveguides without p-i-n junction, achieving a peak efficiency of −1 dB. Conversion efficiency improves also by more than 7 dB compared to previously reported experiments deploying 1.5 µm SOI waveguides with p-i-n structure. To the best of our knowledge, the observed peak conversion efficiency of −1dB is the highest CW efficiency in SOI reported so far.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: May 25, 2012

Andrzej Gajda, Lars Zimmermann, Mahmoud Jazayerifar, Georg Winzer, Hui Tian, Robert Elschner, Thomas Richter, Colja Schubert, Bernd Tillack, and Klaus Petermann, "Highly efficient CW parametric conversion at 1550 nm in SOI waveguides by reverse biased p-i-n junction," Opt. Express 20, 13100-13107 (2012)

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