25 September 2014 High performance platforms for integrated nonlinear optics
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Proceedings Volume 9288, Photonics North 2014; 92880O (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2081582
Event: Photonics North 2014, 2014, Montréal, Canada
Nonlinear photonic chips have succeeded in generating and processing signals all-optically with performance far superior to that possible electronically - particularly with respect to speed. Although silicon-on-insulator has been the leading platform for nonlinear optics, its high two-photon absorption at telecommunications wavelengths poses a fundamental limitation. This paper reviews some of the recent achievements in CMOS-compatible platforms for nonlinear optics, focusing on amorphous silicon and Hydex glass, highlighting their potential future impact as well as the challenges to achieving practical solutions for many key applications. These material systems have opened up many new capabilities such as on-chip optical frequency comb generation and ultrafast optical pulse generation and measurement.
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David J. Moss, David J. Moss, Roberto Morandotti, Roberto Morandotti, } "High performance platforms for integrated nonlinear optics", Proc. SPIE 9288, Photonics North 2014, 92880O (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2081582; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2081582

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