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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 945–948

Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation in suspended GaAs waveguides

Todd H. Stievater, Rita Mahon, Doewon Park, William S. Rabinovich, Marcel W. Pruessner, Jacob B. Khurgin, and Christopher J. K. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 945-948 (2014)

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We experimentally demonstrate mid-infrared difference-frequency generation in suspended 181 nm thick GaAs waveguides. Generation of the idler at wavelengths between 2800 and 3150 nm is enabled by form-birefringent phase-matching in ultrahigh index-contrast waveguides. Nonlinear mixing has a measured efficiency of 0.4W1 in a 1.2 mm long waveguide using a CW signal tunable between 1490 and 1620 nm and a CW pump tunable between 1018 and 1032 nm at powers of a few mW.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2014
Published: February 11, 2014

Todd H. Stievater, Rita Mahon, Doewon Park, William S. Rabinovich, Marcel W. Pruessner, Jacob B. Khurgin, and Christopher J. K. Richardson, "Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation in suspended GaAs waveguides," Opt. Lett. 39, 945-948 (2014)

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