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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3996–3998

Chip-scale parametric amplifier with 11 dB gain at 1550 nm based on a slow-light GaInP photonic crystal waveguide

Isabelle Cestier, Sylvain Combrié, Stéphane Xavier, Gaëlle Lehoucq, Alfredo De Rossi, and Gadi Eisenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 3996-3998 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003996


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Abstract

We report on a chip scale parametric amplifier based on a GaInP photonic crystal waveguide. The amplifier operates with both pump and signal in the 1550 nm wavelength range and offers an on-chip gain of 11 dB (5 dB including the 6 dB coupling losses) when pumped at only 800 mW. It enables us, therefore, to incorporate the many advantages of parametric amplification within photonic chips for optical communication applications.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2012
Published: September 20, 2012

Citation
Isabelle Cestier, Sylvain Combrié, Stéphane Xavier, Gaëlle Lehoucq, Alfredo De Rossi, and Gadi Eisenstein, "Chip-scale parametric amplifier with 11 dB gain at 1550 nm based on a slow-light GaInP photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Lett. 37, 3996-3998 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-3996

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