All-optical signal processing using slow light enhanced nonlinearities in silicon waveguides

Bill Corcoran, Christelle Monat, Mark David Pelusi, Christian Grillet, Thomas White, Juntao Li, Liam O'Faolian, Thomas Fraser Krauss, David J Moss, Benjamin John Eggleton

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Nonlinear optical processes utilizing the ultrafast Kerr (ξ(3)) nonlinearity provide a tool to manipulate short, picosecond long optical pulses [1], of interest for high baud rate serial communications. Increasing the nonlinear response of waveguides allows for more compact and potentially more efficient all-optical devices, with many device demonstrations in high index, highly nonlinear materials, such as silicon [2]. Further enhancing the nonlinear response of waveguides can be achieved by using resonant structures to increase the energy density, however demonstrations of signal processing using these structures have been limited to bandwidths of a few 10s of GHz at most (e.g. [3]).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE 2011) and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC 2011)
Subtitle of host publication22-26 May 2011, Munich, Germany
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781457705335
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011
Conference number: 12th (Proceedings)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleCLEO Europe/EQEC 2011
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