We examine the dynamics of stimulated Raman scattering in designed high-Q/Vm silicon photonic band gap nanocavities through the coupled-mode theory framework towards optically-pumped silicon lasing. The interplay of other X(3) effects such as two-photon absorption and optical Kerr, related free-carrier dynamics, thermal effects, as well as linear losses such as cavity radiation and linear material absorption are included and investigated numerically. Our results clarify the relative contributions and evolution of the mechanisms, and demonstrate the lasing and shutdown thresholds. Our studies illustrate the conditions for continuous-wave and pulsed highly-efficient Raman frequency conversion for practical realization in monolithic silicon high-Q/Vm photonic band gap defect cavities.
X. Yang and C. W. Wong, "Coupled-Mode Theory for Stimulated Raman Scattering in High-Q/Vm Silicon Photonic Band Gap Defect Cavity Lasers," Optics Express, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 4763-4780, Optical Society of America, Apr 2007.
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