Abstract

We discovered that a silicon-on-insulator photonic crystal waveguide whose lattice is shifted along the waveguide generates wideband, low-dispersion, slow light with excellent reproducibility. We observed delayed transmission of picosecond optical pulses, as well as two-photon absorption and self-phase modulation enhanced by a high internal light intensity in the slow-light regime.

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Mitsugi, S.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Top view of fabricated LVLD-PCW.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Calculated photonic bands and (b) measured transmission and group index spectra for different shifts s. In (a), the dark areas at the left and bottom denote the air light cone and the slab mode region, respectively. In (b), the dotted curves are the calculated spectra.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Delay spectrum and cross-correlation traces of the output optical pulse in the fast- and slow-light regimes.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity response. The solid curves are the calculation results for different effective TPA coefficients β. The open and closed circles denote the experimental results for two PCWs exhibiting n g 8 and n g 30 , respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectra of the input and output optical pulse for different input optical powers P. (a) Input spectra. (b) Output spectra for n g 8 and (c) n g 30 . (d) Comparison between the input spectrum (dotted curve) and output spectra for n g 8 (dashed curve) and n g 30 (solid curve) at P = 1.89 W .

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