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Optical Engineering

Generation of broadband cascaded four-wave mixing products in silicon-on-insulator waveguide
Author(s): Jin Wen; Hongjun Liu; Nan Huang; Qibing Sun; Wei Zhao
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Paper Abstract

We present a new method to generate broadband cascaded four-wave mixing (FWM) products in the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide. A simulation model of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation is used to describe the cascaded FWM in the SOI waveguide, which consists of launching two strong pump waves near the zero-dispersion wavelength of the very short (just a few millimeters) SOI waveguide. The numerical results based on the split step Fourier method have demonstrated that the output cascaded FWM products represent bandwidth of more than 1000 nm (range from C-band to IR-band). We also analyze the remarkable influences of parameters of the waveguide length, the pump power, and the dispersion slope on the cascaded FWM products in the SOI waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(2) 024601 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.2.024601
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Jin Wen, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Hongjun Liu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Nan Huang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Qibing Sun, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Wei Zhao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)


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