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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3623–3626

Dispersive wave emission and supercontinuum generation in a silicon wire waveguide pumped around the 1550  nm telecommunication wavelength

François Leo, Simon-Pierre Gorza, Jassem Safioui, Pascal Kockaert, Stéphane Coen, Utsav Dave, Bart Kuyken, and Gunther Roelkens  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3623-3626 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003623


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Abstract

We experimentally and numerically study dispersive wave emission, soliton fission, and supercontinuum generation in a silicon wire at telecommunication wavelengths. Through dispersion engineering, we experimentally confirm a previously reported numerical study and show that the emission of resonant radiation from the solitons can lead to the generation of a supercontinuum spanning over 500 nm. An excellent agreement with numerical simulations is observed.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2014
Published: June 12, 2014

Citation
François Leo, Simon-Pierre Gorza, Jassem Safioui, Pascal Kockaert, Stéphane Coen, Utsav Dave, Bart Kuyken, and Gunther Roelkens, "Dispersive wave emission and supercontinuum generation in a silicon wire waveguide pumped around the 1550  nm telecommunication wavelength," Opt. Lett. 39, 3623-3626 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-12-3623


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