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Authors: F. Leo, S.P. Gorza, S.Coen, B. Kuyken, G. Roelkens
Title: Coherent supercontinuum generation in a silicon photonic wire in the telecommunication wavelength range
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 1/2015
Journal/Conference/Book: Optics Letters
Volume(Issue): 40(1) p.123-126
Internal Reference: [N-1683]
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Abstract

We demonstrate a fully coherent supercontinuum spectrum spanning 500 nm from a silicon-on-insulator photonic wire waveguide pumped at 1575 nm wavelength. An excellent agreement with numerical simulations is reported. The simulations also show that a high level of two-photon absorption can essentially enforce the coherence of the spectral broadening process irrespective of the pump pulse duration.

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