All-optical slow-light on a photonic chip

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Optics Express, Volume 14, p.2317-2322 (2006)

ISBN:

1094-4087

Abstract:

We demonstrate optically tunable delays in a silicon-on-insulator planar waveguide based on slow light induced by stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). Inside an 8-mm-long nanoscale waveguide, we produce a group-index change of 0.15 and generate controllable delays as large as 4 ps for signal pulses as short as 3 ps. The scheme can be implemented at bandwidths exceeding 100 GHz for wavelengths spanning the entire low-loss fiber-optics communications window and thus represents an important step in the development of chip-scale photonics devices that process light with light. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Notes:

<p>Times Cited: 117Foster, Mark/E-8011-2010; Foster, Mark/ Foster, Mark/0000-0002-4524-141X 118</p>

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