Abstract

We demonstrate Type II difference-frequency generation (DFG) around 1550nm in AlGaAs Bragg reflection waveguides using a pump around 778nm and a signal within the C-band range. Difference-frequency power of 0.95nW was obtained using a pump power of 62.9mW and a signal power of 2.9mW. Nonlinear conversion efficiency was estimated to be 2.5×102%/W1cm2 in a 1.5-mm-long sample. Using numerical simulations, the phase-matching bandwidth was predicted to be 100nm, while the measured DFG showed no sign of bandwidth limitation across a wavelength span of 40nm, which was limited by instrumentation.

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S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
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P. Bravetti, A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, J. Nagle, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, Opt. Lett. 23, 331 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bhat, R.

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Bijlani, B.

B. Bijlani, P. Abolghasem, and A. S. Helmy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 101124 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bijlani, B. J.

Bravetti, P.

P. Bravetti, A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, J. Nagle, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, Opt. Lett. 23, 331 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Caneau, C.

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ducci, S.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Favero, I.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Feigelson, R. S.

Fejer, M. M.

Fiore, A.

P. Bravetti, A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, J. Nagle, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, Opt. Lett. 23, 331 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier-Lafaye, O.

Ghiglieno, F.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Guillotel, E.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Han, J.

Helmy, A. S.

Hum, D. S.

D. S. Hum and M. M. Fejer, C. R. Physique 8, 180 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Koza, M. A.

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Langlois, C.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leo, G.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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P. Bravetti, A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, J. Nagle, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, Opt. Lett. 23, 331 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rajhel, A.

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ravaro, M.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ricolleau, C.

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rosencher, E.

P. Bravetti, A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, J. Nagle, and O. Gauthier-Lafaye, Opt. Lett. 23, 331 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

K. L. Vodopyanov, Laser & Photon. Rev. 2, 11 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y. S.

Yoo, S. J. B.

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, D.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

E. Guillotel, M. Ravaro, F. Ghiglieno, C. Langlois, C. Ricolleau, S. Ducci, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Fiore, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, P. Bravetti, N. Laurent, and J. Nagle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3622 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Anoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

B. Bijlani, P. Abolghasem, and A. S. Helmy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 101124 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Physique (1)

D. S. Hum and M. M. Fejer, C. R. Physique 8, 180 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

P. Abolghasem, J. Han, A. Arjmand, B. J. Bijlani, and A. S. Helmy, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1462 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Laser & Photon. Rev. (1)

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[CrossRef]

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Science (1)

M. H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh, Science 286, 1513(1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup: FPC, fiber polarization controller; FC, fiber collimator; HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarization beam splitter; BS, beam splitter; S, sampler; M, mirror; WG, waveguide; FM, flip mount; and PD, photodetector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of the DF power as a function of pump wavelength for λ s = 1545.9 nm . Filled circles are the measured data and the solid line is the Lorentzian fit. Inset, dependence of P DF on P p P s . Open circles are the measured data, while the dashed line is a linear fit.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power spectral density (PSD) of the signal at 1545.9 nm and the converted difference frequency. The central peak at 1555.6 nm is the second-order diffraction of the pump from the OSA internal grating. Inset, pump spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

DF power as a function of signal wavelength for the degenerate pump at 778.0 nm . The filled circles are the measured data, and the solid line is the simulated data.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Signal and DF wavelength as a function of pump wavelength.

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