We report on wavelength conversion through four-wave-mixing in silicon slot-waveguides with embedded silicon nanocrystals. The combination of strong optical confinement and Si:nc nonlinearity provides a huge waveguide nonlinear coefficient γ = 1100 W^−1m^−1. Moreover, the improvement in the fabrication procedure allowed a loss reduction with respect to previous reported structures, enabling the achievement of an extreme value for the conversion efficiency which represents the best result ever reported in the scientific literature
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