Nonlinear-optical phase modification in dispersion-engineered Si photonic wires

J. I. Dadap, N. C. Panoiu, Xiaogang Chen, I. Wei Hsieh, Xiaoping Liu, Cheng Yun Chou, E. Dulkeith, S. J. McNab, Fengnian Xia, W. M.J. Green, L. Sekaric, Y. A. Vlasov, R. M. Osgood

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Abstract

The strong dispersion and large third-order nonlinearity in Si photonic wires are intimately linked in the optical physics needed for the optical modification of phase. By carefully choosing the waveguide dimensions, both linear and nonlinear optical properties of Si wires can be engineered. In this paper we provide a review of the modification of phase using nonlinear-optical effects such as self-phase and cross-phase modulation in dispersion-engineered Si wires. The low threshold powers for phase-changing effects in Si-wires make them potential candidates for functional nonlinear optical devices of just a few millimeters in length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1280-1299
Number of pages20
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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