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Light amplification on silicon using highly confined photonic structures
Author(s): Qianfan Xu; Vilson R. Almeida; Michal F. Lipson
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Paper Abstract

We show high Raman gain in Silicon submicron-size strip waveguide. Using high confinement structures and pico-second pump pulses, we show 13.2-dB peak gain with 14.6-W peak pump power in a 7-mm long waveguide. The effect of free-carrier absorption is observed. We show a pico-second all-optical switch based on the Silicon waveguide, whose transmission is enhanced by the Raman gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5597, Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials and Devices, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.571685
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Qianfan Xu, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Vilson R. Almeida, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Michal F. Lipson, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5597:
Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials and Devices
Michal F. Lipson; George Barbastathis; Achyut K. Dutta; Kiyoshi Asakawa, Editor(s)

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