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High performance platforms for integrated nonlinear optics
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear photonic chips have succeeded in generating and processing signals all-optically with performance far superior to that possible electronically - particularly with respect to speed. Although silicon-on-insulator has been the leading platform for nonlinear optics, its high two-photon absorption at telecommunications wavelengths poses a fundamental limitation. This paper reviews some of the recent achievements in CMOS-compatible platforms for nonlinear optics, focusing on amorphous silicon and Hydex glass, highlighting their potential future impact as well as the challenges to achieving practical solutions for many key applications. These material systems have opened up many new capabilities such as on-chip optical frequency comb generation and ultrafast optical pulse generation and measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9288, Photonics North 2014, 92880O (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2081582
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David J. Moss, RMIT Univ. (Australia)
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
Roberto Morandotti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9288:
Photonics North 2014
Steve MacLean; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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