Broadband wavelength conversion in a silicon vertical-dual-slot waveguide

Kai Guo, Li Lin, Jesper Bjerge Christensen, Erik Nicolai Christensen, Xiaodong Shi, Yunhong Ding, Karsten Rottwitt, Haiyan Ou

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We propose a silicon waveguide structure employing silica-filled vertical-dual slots for broadband wavelength conversion, which can be fabricated using simple silicon-on-insulator technology. We demonstrate group-velocity dispersion tailoring by varying the width of the core, the slots and the side strips, and put forward a method to achieve spectrally-flattened near-zero anomalous group-velocity dispersion at telecom wavelengths. A proposed structure provides a group-velocity dispersion parameter β2 of −60 ps2/km with an e ective mode area Aeff of 0.075 µm2 at 1550 nm. This structure is predicted to significantly broaden the bandwidth of wavelength conversion via four-wave mixing, which is validated with experimentally measured 3 dB bandwidth of 76 nm.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Issue number26
Pages (from-to)32964-32971
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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