15-THz Tunable Wavelength Conversion of Picosecond Pulses in a Silicon Waveguide

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Abstract

We demonstrate all-optical ultra-broadband tunable wavelength conversion of 1-ps pulses based on four-wave mixing in a 3-mm-long dispersion engineered silicon waveguide. In the waveguide, an input pulse with center wavelength at 1600 nm is down-converted by 135 nm (17.3 THz) to 1465 nm. A tuning range of 115 nm (15 THz, from 1465 to 1580 nm) of the converted wavelength is demonstrated, while keeping conversion efficiency, pulse shape, and pulsewidth almost unchanged.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
Volume23
Issue number19
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
ISSN1041-1135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • All-opticalwavelength conversion (AOWC)
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Fourwave mixing (FWM)
  • Silicon waveguide
  • Integrated optics

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