Nonlinear photonic waveguides for on-chip optical pulse compression

TitleNonlinear photonic waveguides for on-chip optical pulse compression
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTan, DTH, Agarwal, AM, Kimerling, LC
JournalLaser & Photonics Reviews
Pagination294 - 308
Date Published2015/05//

All-optical signal processing on nonlinear photonic chips is a burgeoning field. These processes include light generation, optical regeneration and pulse metrology. Nonlinear photonic chips offer the benefits of small footprints, significantly larger nonlinear parameters and flexibility in generating dispersion. The nonlinear compression of optical pulses relies on a delicate balance of a material's nonlinearity and optical dispersion. Recent developments in dispersion engineering on a chip are proving to be key enablers of high-efficiency integrated optical pulse compression. We review the recent advances made in optical pulse compression based on nonlinear photonic chips, as well as the future outlook and challenges that remain to be solved.