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Nonlinear optical interactions in silicon waveguides

Kuyken, B and Leo, F and Clemmen, S and Dave, U and Van Laer, R and Ideguchi, T and Zhao, H and Liu, X and Safioui, J and Coen, S and Gorza, S P and Selvaraja, S K and Massar, S and Osgood, R M and Verheyen, P and Van Campenhout, J and Baets, R and Green, W M J and Roelkens, G Nonlinear optical interactions in silicon waveguides. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The strong nonlinear response of silicon photonic nanowire waveguides allows for the integration of nonlinear optical functions on a chip. However, the detrimental nonlinear optical absorption in silicon at telecom wavelengths limits the efficiency of many such experiments. In this review, several approaches are proposed and demonstrated to overcome this fundamental issue. By using the proposed methods, we demonstrate amongst others supercontinuum generation, frequency comb generation, a parametric optical amplifier, and a parametric optical oscillator.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH, GENTHINER STRASSE 13, D-10785 BERLIN, GERMANY
Department/Centre: Other Centres/Units/UG Programme > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 May 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 20 May 2017 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/56913

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