Stimulated Raman scattering in silicon waveguides

Stimulated Raman scattering in silicon waveguides

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The use of the Raman effect in silicon to create optical amplification in silicon-on-insulator waveguides is investigated. The analysis shows that when using stimulated Raman scattering, it is possible to achieve up to 10 dB of signal gain in optically pumped silicon waveguides with lengths <2 cm.


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