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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 363–366

Phase-sensitive amplification in silicon photonic crystal waveguides

Yanbing Zhang, Chad Husko, Jochen Schröder, Simon Lefrancois, Isabella H. Rey, Thomas F. Krauss, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 363-366 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000363


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate phase-sensitive amplification in a silicon photonic crystal waveguide based on pump-degenerate four-wave mixing. An 11 dB phase-extinction ratio is obtained in a record compact 196 μm nanophotonic device due to broadband slow light, in spite of the presence of two-photon absorption and free carriers. Numerical calculations show good agreement with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

Citation
Yanbing Zhang, Chad Husko, Jochen Schröder, Simon Lefrancois, Isabella H. Rey, Thomas F. Krauss, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Phase-sensitive amplification in silicon photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 39, 363-366 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-363


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