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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2991–2993

Energy efficient nonlinear optics in silicon: are slow-light structures more efficient than nanowires?

Chad Husko and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2991-2993 (2012)

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We compare the energy performance of four-wave mixing in nanowires and slow-light photonic crystals and outline the regimes where each platform exhibits salient advantages and limitations, including analysis of the impact of future fabrication improvement. These results suggest a route towards energy efficient silicon integrated photonics.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012

Chad Husko and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Energy efficient nonlinear optics in silicon: are slow-light structures more efficient than nanowires?," Opt. Lett. 37, 2991-2993 (2012)

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