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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 14789–14796

Suppression of multiple photon absorption in a SiC photonic crystal nanocavity operating at 1.55 μm

Shota Yamada, Bong-Shik Song, Jeremy Upham, Takashi Asano, Yoshinori Tanaka, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 14789-14796 (2012)

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We show that a SiC photonic crystal cannot only inhibit two photon absorption completely, but also suppress higher-order multiple photon absorption significantly at telecommunication wavelengths, compared to conventional Si-based photonic crystal nanocavities. Resonant spectra of a SiC nanocavity maintain a Lorentzian profile even at input energies 100 times higher than what can be applied to a Si nanocavity without causing nonlinear effects. Theoretical fitting of the results indicates that the four photon absorption coefficient in the SiC nanocavity is less than 2.0 × 10−5 cm5/GW3. These results will contribute to the development of high-power applications of SiC nanocavities such as harmonic generation, parametric down conversion, and Raman amplification.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2012
Published: June 18, 2012

Shota Yamada, Bong-Shik Song, Jeremy Upham, Takashi Asano, Yoshinori Tanaka, and Susumu Noda, "Suppression of multiple photon absorption in a SiC photonic crystal nanocavity operating at 1.55 μm," Opt. Express 20, 14789-14796 (2012)

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