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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1235–1237

Enhanced stimulated Raman scattering in slow-light photonic crystal waveguides

James F. McMillan, Xiaodong Yang, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Richard M. Osgood, and Chee Wei Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1235-1237 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001235


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Abstract

We investigate for the first time, to our knowledge, the enhancement of the stimulated Raman scattering in slow-light silicon-on-insulator (SOI) photonic crystal line defect waveguides. By applying the Bloch–Floquet formalism to the guided modes in a planar photonic crystal, we develop a formalism that relates the intensity of the downshifted Stokes signal to the pump intensity and the modal group velocities. The formalism is then applied to two prospective schemes for enhanced stimulated Raman generation in slow-light photonic crystal waveguides. The results demonstrate a maximum factor of 10 4 ( 66 , 000 ) enhancement with respect to SOI channel waveguides.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2006

Citation
James F. McMillan, Xiaodong Yang, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Richard M. Osgood, and Chee Wei Wong, "Enhanced stimulated Raman scattering in slow-light photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 31, 1235-1237 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1235

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