All-optical signal processing using slow light enhanced nonlinearities in silicon waveguides
Paper in proceedings, 2011

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]). © 2011 IEEE.


William Corcoran

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Christelle Monat

The University of Sydney

Mark D. Pelusi

The University of Sydney

Christian Grillet

The University of Sydney

Thomas P. White

Univerisity of St.

Juntao Li

Univerisity of St.

Liam O'Faolian

Univerisity of St.

Thomas F. Krauss

Univerisity of St.

David J. Moss

The University of Sydney

B. J. Eggleton

The University of Sydney

2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011; Munich; 22 May 2011 through 26 May 2011


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