Efficient four-wave-mixing-based wavelength conversion in silicon nanowire rings without dispersion engineering

Publication date 2012
B-Phot Authors Nathalie Vermeulen, Hugo Thienpont
DOI 10.1117/2.922264
Citation
N. Vermeulen, J. E. Sipe, Y. Lefevre, C. Debaes, and H. Thienpont, “Efficient four-wave-mixing-based wavelength conversion in silicon nanowire rings without dispersion engineering,” presented at the Proc. SPIE, Photonics Europe 2012, 2012, vol. 8431, p. 843106.
Abstract We propose an efficient four-wave-mixing-based wavelength conversion scheme in a silicon nanowire ring whereby no dispersion engineering of the nanowire is required. Instead, we rely on the spatial variation of the Kerr susceptibility around the ring to quasi-phase-match the wavelength conversion process for TE polarized fields. We show through numerical modeling that in the absence of dispersion engineering this quasi-phase-matched wavelength conversion approach can outperform 'conventional' wavelength conversion by as much as 10 dB.
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