Four-wave-mixing Gain and All-optical Signal Processing in Silicon Nanowires

Thursday, 22 September, 2011
09:00 -- 10:45, Le Saleve
Th.11.LeSaleve • Four-Wave Mixing


Th.11.LeSaleve.3 • 09:30 (Invited)

FOUR-WAVE-MIXING GAIN AND ALL-OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING IN SILICON NANOWIRES

Bart Kuyken1, Xiaoping Liu2, Stephane Clemmen3, Shankar Kumar Selvaraja1, Wim Bogaerts1, Dries Van Thourhout1, Richard M. Osgood2, Philippe Emplit3, Serge Massar3, Yurii A. Vlasov4, William M. Green4, Gunther Roelkens1, Roel G. Baets1; 1University of Ghent, Belgium; 2Columbia University, USA; 3Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; 4IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA.
Silicon nanowires have an immense potential for nonlinear optical functions. Recent work on four-wave-mixing gain in hydrogenated amorphous silicon wires at telecom wavelengths and in crystalline silicon wires in the 2µm wavelength range is reviewed.


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