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Nanoscale modal confinement is known to radically enhance the effect of intrinsic Kerr and Raman nonlinearities within nanophotonic silicon waveguides. By contrast, stimulated Brillouin-scattering nonlinearities, which involve coherent coupling between guided photon and phonon modes, are stifled in conventional nanophotonics, preventing the realization of a… (More)
This issue of Applied Optics features 19 articles related to the fabrication and the design of diffractive and micro-optics as well as their applications. A companion feature in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A includes papers on the modeling of diffractive elements.
The optical eld in a weakly guiding homogeneous waveguide satises scalar Helmholtz equations in both the core and cladding, and transmission conditions on the boundary. The transverse wavenumbers of the two scalar Helmholtz equations for the core and cladding are dierent and both of them depend on the propagation constants in the longitudinal direction of… (More)
We begin a study of the intersection theory of the moduli spaces of degree two stable maps from two-pointed rational curves to arbitrary-dimensional projective space. First we compute the Betti numbers of these spaces using Serre polynomial and equivariant Serre polynomial methods developed by E. Getzler and R. Pandharipande. Then, via the excision… (More)
Rapid progress in integrated photonics has fostered numerous chip-scale sensing, computing and signal processing technologies. However, many crucial filtering and signal delay operations are difficult to perform with all-optical devices. Unlike photons propagating at luminal speeds, GHz-acoustic phonons moving at slower velocities allow information to be… (More)
We describe and experimentally demonstrate a method for active control of resonant modulators and filters in an integrated photonics platform. Variations in resonance frequency due to manufacturing processes and thermal fluctuations are corrected by way of balanced homodyne locking. The method is compact, insensitive to intensity fluctuations, minimally… (More)
We present a robust method for control of resonant modulator wavelength that is integrated with an on-chip balanced detector. Experimental results demonstrate long-term locking with low bit error rate over greater than 55 Kelvin.