Mid-infrared Spectral Compression of Soliton Pulse in an Adiabatically Suspended Silicon Waveguide Taper

Cheng, Yujun, Yuan, Jinhui, Mei, Chao, Li, Feng, Yan, Binbin, Zhou, Xian, Wu, Qiang, Wang, Kuiru, Sang, Xinzhu and Long, Keping (2019) Mid-infrared Spectral Compression of Soliton Pulse in an Adiabatically Suspended Silicon Waveguide Taper. IEEE Photonics Journal, 11 (4). p. 4500911. ISSN 1943-0655

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Abstract

Spectral compression (SPC) can be used for generating narrow bandwidth and wavelength-tunable light sources, which have important applications in optical communication system, spectroscopy, and nonlinear microscopy. In this paper, we numerically demonstrate the high-degree SPC of the chirp-free femtosecond pulse at wavelength 2.4 μm in a 6-cm long adiabatically suspended silicon waveguide taper. The silicon waveguide taper is designed with a dispersion-increasing profile along the propagation distance z. Simulation results show that the SPC factor can be up to 10.9, along with the brightness-enhanced factor of 8.0 and negligible sidelobe. The impacts of the higher-order dispersion, higher-order nonlinearity, losses (including linear and nonlinear loss), and variation of Kerr nonlinear coefficient along z on the SPC are also investigated. It is found that variation of Kerr nonlinear coefficient γ(z) and linear loss are the dominant perturbation to the degradation of the SPC performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spectral compression, soliton, suspended silicon waveguide taper
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39869

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