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Phase-Matching and Parametric Conversion for the Mid-Infrared in As2S3 Waveguides

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We illustrate two As2S3 waveguide designs for four-wave mixing, which can generate 3.03 μm mid-infrared light from a 1.55 μm near-infrared signal source and a 2.05 μm pump source. Through simulations, we verify that four-wave mixing phase-matching efficiencies up to 100% can be achieved using dispersion engineering to maintain the dispersion at 2.05 μm near to zero. The best conversion efficiency is –10 dB. When the waveguide length is 1 cm, the parametric conversion bandwidth is 1525 nm. We also evaluated the shift of 100% phase-matching efficiency wavelengths based upon fabrication tolerances.

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Q. Chen, X. Wang and C. Madsen, "Phase-Matching and Parametric Conversion for the Mid-Infrared in As2S3 Waveguides," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 260-264. doi: 10.4236/opj.2012.24031.

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