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Four-wave mixing in slow light engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguides

Monat, C; Ebnali-Heidari, M; Grillet, C; Corcoran, B; Eggleton, B J; White, T P; O'Faolain, Liam; Li, J; Krauss, T F


We experimentally investigate four-wave mixing (FWM) in short (80 μm) dispersion-engineered slow light silicon photonic crystal waveguides. The pump, probe and idler signals all lie in a 14 nm wide low dispersion region with a near-constant group velocity of c/30. We measure an instantaneous conversion efficiency of up to -9dB between the idler and the continuous-wave probe, with 1W peak pump power and 6 nm pump-probe detuning. This conversion efficiency is found to be considerably higher (>10...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-10-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.022915
Access Rights: Open Access


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