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Search Publications by: Nima Nader (Fed)

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Mid-Infrared Frequency Comb Generation and Spectroscopy with Few-Cycle Pulses and hd2TH Nonlinear Optics

April 1, 2020
Alexander Lind, Abijith S. Kowligy, Henry R. Timmers, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Nima Nader, Myles C. Silfies, Thomas K. Allison, Scott Papp, Scott Diddams
The mid-infrared atmospheric window of 3–5.5 μm holds valuable information regarding molecular composition and function for fundamental and applied spectroscopy. Using a robust, mode-locked fiberlaser source of 11 fs pulses in the near infrared, we

Second harmonic generation in GaAs-on-insulator waveguides fabricated at the wafer-scale

March 18, 2020
Eric J. Stanton, Jeff Chiles, Nima Nader, Galan Moody, Nicolas Volet, Lin Chang, John E. Bowers, Sae Woo Nam, Richard Mirin
Second harmonic generation (SHG) is demonstrated with unprecedented efficiency for a single-pass device. Modal phase-matching in GaAs-on-insulator waveguides is used to convert a 2.0 µm TE pump to a 1.0 µm TM signal with an efficiency of 40 W−1 in a length

Nonlinear Silicon waveguides produce tunable frequency combs spanning 2.0-8.5 ?m

September 25, 2019
Nima Nader, Abijith S. Kowligy, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Eric J. Stanton, Henry R. Timmers, Alexander J. Lind, Kimberly Briggman, Scott Diddams, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Daniel M. Lesko
We present fully air clad suspended-silicon waveguides for efficient nonlinear interactions limited only by the silicon transparency. Novel fork-shaped couplers provide efficient input ( 2 dB) and broadband 3 dB output coupling spanning 6.0-8.5 υm

Multi-functional integrated photonics in the mid-infrared with suspended AlGaAs on silicon

September 18, 2019
Jeff Chiles, Nima Nader, Eric J. Stanton, Daniel Herman, Galan Moody, Biswarup Guha, Kartik Srinivasan, Scott Diddams, Ian Coddington, Nathan R. Newbury, Jeff Shainline, Sae Woo Nam, Richard Mirin, Jiangang Zhu, Juliet Gopinath, Connor Fredrick
The microscale integration of mid- and longwave-infrared photonics could enable the development of fieldable and reliable chemical sensors. The choice of material platform immediately determines the strength and types of optical nonlinearities available

Tunable mid-infrared generation via wide-band four-wave mixing in silicon nitride waveguides

August 27, 2018
Abijith S. Kowligy, Daniel D. Hickstein, Alexander Lind, David Carlson, Henry R. Timmers, Nima Nader, Daniel Maser, Daron Westly, Kartik Srinivasan, Scott Papp, Scott Diddams
We demonstrate wide-band frequency down-conversion to the mid-infrared (MIR) using four-wave mixing (FWM) of near-infrared (NIR) femtosecond-duration pulses from an Er:fiber laser, corresponding to 100 THz spectral translation. Photonic-chip-based silicon

Octave-spanning dual frequency comb spectroscopy in the molecular fingerprint region

June 4, 2018
Henry R. Timmers, Abijith S. Kowligy, Alexander J. Lind, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Nima Nader, Myles C. Silfies, Thomas K. Allison, Gabriel G. Ycas, Peter G. Schunemann, Scott B. Papp, Scott A. Diddams
Spectroscopy in the molecular fingerprint spectral region (6.5-20 $\mu$m) yields critical information on material structure for physical, chemical and biological sciences. Despite decades of effort, this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum remains

Deuterated silicon nitride photonic devices for broadband optical frequency comb generation

March 26, 2018
Jeffrey T. Chiles, Nima Nader, Daniel D. Hickstein, Su Peng Yu, Travis Briles, David R. Carlson, Hojoong Jung, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
We report and characterize low-temperature, plasma-deposited deuterated silicon nitride films for nonlinear integrated photonics. With a peak processing temperature less than 300°C, it is back-end compatible with complementary metal-oxide semiconductor

Versatile silicon-waveguide supercontinuum for coherent mid-infrared spectroscopy

March 6, 2018
Nima Nader, Daniel Maser, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Abijith S. Kowligy, Henry R. Timmers, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Connor D. Fredrick, Daron A. Westly, Richard P. Mirin, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Scott A. Diddams
Infrared spectroscopy is a powerful tool for basic and applied science. The rich “spectral fingerprints” of compounds in the 3 um - 20 um region provide a means to uniquely identify the molecular structure for applications that include fundamental

High-harmonic generation in periodically poled waveguides

December 19, 2017
Daniel D. Hickstein, David R. Carlson, Abijith S. Kowligy, Matt Kirchner, Scott Domingue, Nima Nader, Henry R. Timmers, Alexander J. Lind, Gabriel G. Ycas, Margaret Murnane, Henry Kapteyn, Scott B. Papp, Scott A. Diddams
Optical waveguides made from periodically poled materials provide high confinement of light and enable the generation of new wavelengths via quasi-phase-matching, making them a key platform for nonlinear optics and photonics. However, such devices are not

Self-referenced frequency combs using high-efficiency silicon nitride waveguides

June 12, 2017
David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Alexander J. Lind, Stefan Droste, Daron A. Westly, Nima Nader, Ian R. Coddington, Nathan R. Newbury, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
We utilize silicon nitride waveguides to self-reference telecom-wavelength fiber frequency combs through supercontinuum generation using less than 15 mW total optical average power. This is approximately ten times lower than conventional approaches using

Room-temperature-deposited dielectrics and superconductors for integrated photonics

May 1, 2017
Jeffrey M. Shainline, Sonia M. Buckley, Nima Nader, Cale M. Gentry, Kevin C. Cossel, Milos A. Popovic, Nathan R. Newbury, Richard P. Mirin
We present an approach to fabrication and packaging of integrated photonic devices that utilizes waveguide and detector layers deposited at near-ambient temperature. All lithography is performed with a 365 nm i-line stepper, facilitating low cost and high