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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 17962–17972

Pump-to-Stokes relative intensity noise transfer and analytical modeling of mid-infrared silicon Raman lasers

J. Ma and S. Fathpour  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17962-17972 (2012)

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An analytical model for mid-infrared (mid-IR) silicon Raman lasers (SRLs) is developed. The relative intensity noise (RIN) transfer from the pump to the Stokes in the lasers is also investigated. The analytical model can be used as a versatile and efficient tool for analysis, design and optimization of mid-IR SRLs. It is shown that conversion efficiency of 70% is attainable and the low-frequency RIN transfer may be suppressed to below 1 dB by pumping low-loss waveguides at high intensities.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2012
Published: July 23, 2012

J. Ma and S. Fathpour, "Pump-to-Stokes relative intensity noise transfer and analytical modeling of mid-infrared silicon Raman lasers," Opt. Express 20, 17962-17972 (2012)

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