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Efficient four-wave-mixing-based wavelength conversion in silicon nanowire rings without dispersion engineering
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Paper Abstract

We propose an efficient four-wave-mixing-based wavelength conversion scheme in a silicon nanowire ring whereby no dispersion engineering of the nanowire is required. Instead, we rely on the spatial variation of the Kerr susceptibility around the ring to quasi-phase-match the wavelength conversion process for TE polarized fields. We show through numerical modeling that in the absence of dispersion engineering this quasi-phase-matched wavelength conversion approach can outperform 'conventional' wavelength conversion by as much as 10 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8431, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits III, 843106 (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922264
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N. Vermeulen, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
J. E. Sipe, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Y. Lefevre, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
C. Debaes, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8431:
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits III
Laurent Vivien; Seppo K. Honkanen; Lorenzo Pavesi; Stefano Pelli, Editor(s)

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