Comparison of wavelength conversion efficiency between silicon waveguide and microring resonator

Meng Xiong, Yunhong Ding, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, Xinliang Zhang

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Wavelength conversion based on degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) was demonstrated and compared between silicon nanowire and microring resonator (MRR). 15 dB enhancement of conversion efficiency (CE) with relatively low input pump power (5 mW) was achieved experimentally in an MRR. The impacts of bus waveguide length and propagation loss were theoretically analyzed under the effect of nonlinear loss.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers of Optoelectronics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)390-394
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics, general
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • SC8
  • wavelength conversion
  • four-wave mixing (FWM)
  • silicon nanowaire
  • microring resonator (MRR)

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