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Third-order optical nonlinearities for integrated microwave photonics applications

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
The field of integrated photonics aims at compressing large and environmentally-sensitive opticalsystems to micron-sized circuits that can be mass-produced through existing semiconductor fabri-cation facilities. The integration of optical components on single chips is pivotal to the realizationof miniature systems with high degree of complexity. Such novel photonic chips find abundant ap-plications in optical communication, spectroscopy and signal processing. This work concentrateson harnessing nonlinear phenomena to this avail.The first part of this dissertation discusses, both from component and system level, the developmentof a frequency comb source with a semiconductor mode-locked laser at its heart. New nonlinear de-vices for supercontinuum and second-harmonic generations are developed and their performance isassessed inside the system. Theoretical analysis of a hybrid approach with synchronously-pumpedKerr cavity is also provided. The second part of the dissertation investigates stimulated Brillouinscattering (SBS) in integrated photonics. A fully-tensorial open-source numerical tool is developedto study SBS in optical waveguides composed of crystalline materials, particularly silicon. SBS isdemonstrated in an all-silicon optical platform.
Title: Third-order optical nonlinearities for integrated microwave photonics applications.
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Name(s): Malinowski, Marcin, Author
Fathpour, Sasan, Committee Chair
Delfyett, Peter, Committee Member
Christodoulides, Demetrios, Committee Member
Lyakh, Arkadiy, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The field of integrated photonics aims at compressing large and environmentally-sensitive opticalsystems to micron-sized circuits that can be mass-produced through existing semiconductor fabri-cation facilities. The integration of optical components on single chips is pivotal to the realizationof miniature systems with high degree of complexity. Such novel photonic chips find abundant ap-plications in optical communication, spectroscopy and signal processing. This work concentrateson harnessing nonlinear phenomena to this avail.The first part of this dissertation discusses, both from component and system level, the developmentof a frequency comb source with a semiconductor mode-locked laser at its heart. New nonlinear de-vices for supercontinuum and second-harmonic generations are developed and their performance isassessed inside the system. Theoretical analysis of a hybrid approach with synchronously-pumpedKerr cavity is also provided. The second part of the dissertation investigates stimulated Brillouinscattering (SBS) in integrated photonics. A fully-tensorial open-source numerical tool is developedto study SBS in optical waveguides composed of crystalline materials, particularly silicon. SBS isdemonstrated in an all-silicon optical platform.
Identifier: CFE0007674 (IID), ucf:52497 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-08-01
Ph.D.
Optics and Photonics, Optics and Photonics
Doctoral
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Subject(s): frequency combs -- stimulated Brilouin scattering -- microwave photonics -- nonlinear optics -- integrated photonics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007674
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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