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Integrated nonlinear silicon photonics with metallic nanofocusing components on silicon (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Rupert F. Oulton; Nicholas A. Gusken; Michael P. Nielsen; Paul Dichtl; Xingyuan Shi; Stefan A. Maier

Paper Abstract

We report integrated nonlinear plasmonic components integrated on a silicon photonics platform at telecommunications wavelengths. While metals commonly introduce loss, here less than 1dB insertion loss is possible by rapid nano-focussing and defocussing. Metallic components are designed to focus light to a 10 nm scale where nonlinear processes are greatly enhanced. We discuss progress on four-wave mixing over micron-scale interaction lengths as well as new results on Raman scattering. The technique introduces the possibility of compact, broadband, and efficient nonlinear silicon photonic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11284, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII, 1128411 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546175
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Rupert F. Oulton, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Nicholas A. Gusken, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Michael P. Nielsen, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Paul Dichtl, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Xingyuan Shi, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Stefan A. Maier, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11284:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII
Sailing He; Laurent Vivien, Editor(s)

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