Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip

@article{Foster2006BroadbandOP,
  title={Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip},
  author={Mark A. Foster and Amy C. Turner and Jay E. Sharping and B S Schmidt and Michal Lipson and Alexander L. Gaeta},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={441},
  pages={960-963}
}
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