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Slow light enhanced nonlinear optics in silicon photonic crystal waveguides

Monat, Christelle; Corcoran, Bill; Pudo, Dominik; Ebnali-Heidari, Majid; Grillet, Christian; Pelusi, Mark; Moss, David J; Eggleton, Benjamin J; White, Thomas; O'Faolain, Liam; Krauss, Thomas F


We present a summary of our recent experiments showing how various nonlinear phenomena are enhanced due to slow light in silicon photonic crystal waveguides. These nonlinear processes include self-phase modulation (SPM), two-photon absorption (TPA), free-carrier related effects, and third-harmonic generation, the last effect being associated with the emission of green visible light, an unexpected phenomenon in silicon. These demonstrations exploit photonic crystal waveguides engineered to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2009.2033019


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