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