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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2997–2999

Low-noise chip-based frequency conversion by four-wave-mixing Bragg scattering in SiNx waveguides

Imad Agha, Marcelo Davanço, Bryce Thurston, and Kartik Srinivasan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2997-2999 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002997


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Abstract

Low-noise, tunable wavelength-conversion through nondegenerate four-wave mixing Bragg scattering in SiNx waveguides is experimentally demonstrated. Finite element method simulations of waveguide dispersion are used with the split-step Fourier method to predict device performance. Two 1550 nm wavelength band pulsed pumps are used to achieve tunable conversion of a 980 nm signal over a range of 5 nm with a peak conversion efficiency of 5%. The demonstrated Bragg scattering process is suitable for frequency conversion of quantum states of light.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012

Citation
Imad Agha, Marcelo Davanço, Bryce Thurston, and Kartik Srinivasan, "Low-noise chip-based frequency conversion by four-wave-mixing Bragg scattering in SiNx waveguides," Opt. Lett. 37, 2997-2999 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-14-2997


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