Octave-spanning coherent supercontinuum generation in an AlGaAs-on-insulator waveguide
We demonstrate supercontinuum generation over an octave spaning from 1055 to 2155 nm on the highly nonlinear alu- minum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs)-on-insulator platform. This is enabled by the generation of two dispersive waves in a 3-mm-long dispersion-engineered nano-waveguide. The waveguide is pumped at telecom wavelengths (1555 nm) with 3.6 pJ femtosecond pulses. We experimentally validate the coherence of the generated supercontinuum around the pump wavelength (1450–1750 nm), and our numerical simulation shows a high degree of coherence over the full spectrum.