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We present what we believe to be the first study of parametric amplification in hydrogenated amorphous silicon waveguides. Broadband on/off amplification up to 26.5 dB at telecom wavelength is reported. Measured nonlinear parameter is 770 W(-) m(-1), nonlinear absorption 28 W(-1) m(-1), bandgap 1.61 eV.
We propose hydrogenated amorphous silicon nanowires as a platform for nonlinear optics in the telecommunication wavelength range. Extraction of the nonlinear parameter of these photonic nanowires reveals a figure of merit larger than 2. It is observed that the nonlinear optical properties of these waveguides degrade with time, but that this degradation can… (More)
We review possible implementations of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering using nanophotonic waveguide circuits. Enhancement mechanisms and limitations are discussed. Raman spectroscopy allows for label-free detection and concentration measurement of chemicals and biomolecules. Spontaneous Raman scattering (SpRS) however suffers from a notoriously weak… (More)
Using the quantum theory of light, we derive general analytical expressions of Stokes and anti-Stokes spectral photon-flux densities that are spontaneously generated by a single monochromatic pump wave propagating in a single-mode optical fiber. We validate our results by comparing them with experimental data. Limiting cases corresponding to interesting… (More)
Silicon waveguides are promising chi(3)-based photon pair sources. Demonstrations so far have been based on picosecond pulsed lasers. Here, we present the first investigation of photon pair generation in silicon waveguides in a continuous regime. The source is characterized by coincidence measurements. We uncover the presence of unexpected noise which had… (More)
We observe strong modal coupling between the TE00 and TM00 modes in Si3N4 ring resonators revealed by avoided crossings of the corresponding resonances. Such couplings result in significant shifts of the resonance frequencies over a wide range around the crossing points. This leads to an effective dispersion that is one order of magnitude larger than the… (More)
The generation of an octave spanning supercontinuum covering 488-978 nm (at -30 dB) is demonstrated for the first time on-chip. This result is achieved by dispersion engineering a 1-cm-long Si3N4 waveguide and pumping it with an 100-fs Ti:Sapphire laser emitting at 795 nm. This work offers a bright broadband source for biophotonic applications and… (More)
We report the first (to our knowledge) observation of correlated photon emission in hydrogenated amorphous-silicon waveguides. We compare this to photon generation in crystalline silicon waveguides with the same geometry. In particular, we show that amorphous silicon has a higher nonlinearity and competes with crystalline silicon in spite of higher loss.
Silicon photonics typically builds on a silicon-on-insulator based high-index-contrast waveguide system. Silicon nitride provides an alternative moderate-index-contrast system that is manufacturable in the same CMOS environment. This paper discusses the relative benefits of both platforms. OCIS codes: (130.0130) Integrated Optics; (040.6040) Silicon
We report the experimental generation of polarization-entangled photons at telecommunication wavelengths using spontaneous four-wave mixing in silicon-on-insulator wire waveguides. The key component is a 2D coupler that transforms path entanglement into polarization entanglement at the output of the device. Using quantum state tomography we find that the… (More)