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Authors: F. Leo, S-P. Gorza, J.Safioui, P. Kockaert, S. Coen, U.D. Dave, B. Kuyken, G. Roelkens
Title: Dispersive wave emission and supercontinuum generation in a silicon wire waveguide pumped around the 1550 nm telecommunication wavelength
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 6/2014
Journal/Conference/Book: Optics letters
Volume(Issue): 39(12) p.3623
Internal Reference: [N-1575]
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Abstract

We demonstrate dispersive wave generation, soliton fission and supercontinuum generation in a silicon wire at telecom wavelengths. Despite the strong nonlinear absorption inherent to silicon at telecom wavelengths, we experimentally demonstrate that the compression and subsequent splitting of higher order solitons remains possible. Moreover we observe the emission of resonant radiation from the solitons, leading to the generation a broad supercontinuum.

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