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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jun. 25, 2012

Ultrabroadband supercontinuum generation in a CMOS-compatible platform

R. Halir, Y. Okawachi, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1685-1687 (2012)

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We demonstrate supercontinuum generation spanning 1.6 octaves in silicon nitride waveguides. Using a 4.3 cm-long waveguide, with an effective nonlinearity of γ=1.2W1m1, we generate a spectrum extending from 665 nm to 2025 nm (at 30dB) with 160 pJ pulses. Our results offer potential for a robust, integrated, and low-cost supercontinuum source for applications including frequency metrology, optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, and optical communications.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

R. Halir, Y. Okawachi, J. S. Levy, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Ultrabroadband supercontinuum generation in a CMOS-compatible platform," Opt. Lett. 37, 1685-1687 (2012)

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