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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6257–6268

Efficient and broadband parametric wavelength conversion in a vertically etched silicon grating without dispersion engineering

Boyuan Jin, Jinhui Yuan, Chongxiu Yu, Xinzhu Sang, Shuai Wei, Xianting Zhang, Qiang Wu, and Gerald Farrell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6257-6268 (2014)

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An efficient and broadband parametric wavelength converter is proposed in the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide without dispersion engineering. The vertical grating is utilized to achieve the quasi-phase-matching (QPM) of four-wave mixing (FWM). By alternating the phase-mismatch between two values with opposite signs, the parametric attenuation is suppressed. The conversion efficiency at the designated signal wavelength is significantly improved, and the 3-dB conversion bandwidth is also extended effectively. It is demonstrated that the conversion bandwidth is insensitive to both the propagation length and the grating width, which alleviates the tradeoff between the conversion bandwidth and the peak conversion efficiency. For a continuous-wave (CW) pump at 1550 nm, a conversion bandwidth of 331 nm and a peak efficiency of −12.8 dB can be realized in a 1.5-cm-long grating with serious phase-mismatch.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: March 10, 2014

Boyuan Jin, Jinhui Yuan, Chongxiu Yu, Xinzhu Sang, Shuai Wei, Xianting Zhang, Qiang Wu, and Gerald Farrell, "Efficient and broadband parametric wavelength conversion in a vertically etched silicon grating without dispersion engineering," Opt. Express 22, 6257-6268 (2014)

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