Self-steepening of ultrashort pulses in silicon photonic nanowires.
947 - 949.
We study the frequency dependence of the optical nonlinearity of Si photonic nanowires (Si-PNWs) and its influence on the propagation of ultrashort optical pulses in such nanodevices. Specifically, we show that Si-PNWs present a remarkably large characteristic time associated with self-steepening effects and optical shock formation, namely, more than an order of magnitude larger than in the case of photonic crystal fibers. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
|Title:||Self-steepening of ultrashort pulses in silicon photonic nanowires|
|Keywords:||WIRE-WAVE-GUIDES, PHASE-MODULATION, ON-INSULATOR, SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION, OPTICAL-FIBERS, DISPERSION, PROPAGATION|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
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