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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2629–2631

Observation of parametric gain due to four-wave mixing in dispersion engineered GaInP photonic crystal waveguides

Pierre Colman, Isabelle Cestier, Amnon Willinger, Sylvain Combrié, Gaëlle Lehoucq, Gadi Eisenstein, and Alfredo De Rossi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2629-2631 (2011)

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We investigate four-wave mixing (FWM) in GaInP 1.5 mm long dispersion engineered photonic crystal waveguides. We demonstrate an 11 nm FWM bandwidth in the CW mode and a conversion efficiency of 24 dB in the quasi-CW mode. For picosecond pump and probe pulses, we report a 3 dB parametric gain and nearly a 5 dB conversion efficiency at watt-level peak pump powers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2011
Published: July 11, 2011

Pierre Colman, Isabelle Cestier, Amnon Willinger, Sylvain Combrié, Gaëlle Lehoucq, Gadi Eisenstein, and Alfredo De Rossi, "Observation of parametric gain due to four-wave mixing in dispersion engineered GaInP photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 2629-2631 (2011)

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