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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 351–353

Broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in silicon

Prakash Koonath, Daniel R. Solli, and Bahram Jalali  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 351-353 (2010)

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In silicon devices, the spectral bandwidth of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) is limited by the narrowband nature of the Raman process in this medium. In this Letter, we report the observation of broadband wavelength conversion in silicon through CARS enhanced by the self-phase-modulation-induced spectral broadening of the optical pump. The CARS conversion over a bandwidth substantially greater than the intrinsic Raman linewidth is demonstrated yielding conversion efficiencies as high as 1%. Numerical simulations are performed to explain the spectral features observed in the spectrum of the anti-Stokes signal.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2009
Published: January 26, 2010

Prakash Koonath, Daniel R. Solli, and Bahram Jalali, "Broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in silicon," Opt. Lett. 35, 351-353 (2010)

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