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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29223–29230

Second and third order dispersion generation using nonlinearly chirped silicon waveguide gratings

G. F. R. Chen, T. Wang, C. Donnelly, and D. T. H. Tan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29223-29230 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.029223


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Abstract

The simultaneous generation of second and third order dispersion is demonstrated using nonlinearly chirped silicon waveguide gratings. The nonlinearly chirped gratings are designed to generate varying signs and magnitudes of group velocity dispersion and dispersion slope. The design, fabrication, and experimental characterization of the silicon waveguide gratings are performed. Second order dispersion as high as −2.3 X 106 ps/nm/km and third order dispersion as high as 1.2 X 105 ps/nm2/km and as low as 1.2 X 104 ps/nm2/km is demonstrated at 1.55µm.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 18, 2013

Citation
G. F. R. Chen, T. Wang, C. Donnelly, and D. T. H. Tan, "Second and third order dispersion generation using nonlinearly chirped silicon waveguide gratings," Opt. Express 21, 29223-29230 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-24-29223


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