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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1685–1687

Ultrabroadband supercontinuum generation in a CMOS-compatible platform

R. Halir, Y. Okawachi, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1685-1687 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001685


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Abstract

We demonstrate supercontinuum generation spanning 1.6 octaves in silicon nitride waveguides. Using a 4.3 cm-long waveguide, with an effective nonlinearity of γ=1.2W1m1, we generate a spectrum extending from 665 nm to 2025 nm (at 30dB) with 160 pJ pulses. Our results offer potential for a robust, integrated, and low-cost supercontinuum source for applications including frequency metrology, optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, and optical communications.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

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Citation
R. Halir, Y. Okawachi, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Ultrabroadband supercontinuum generation in a CMOS-compatible platform," Opt. Lett. 37, 1685-1687 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-10-1685


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