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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2009
  • pp: 6417–6425

Broadened phase-matching bandwidth in waveguide-frequency-doubling devices

Rabi Rabady  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 33, pp. 6417-6425 (2009)

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Second harmonic generation in optical planar waveguides is the most promising mechanism for frequency doubling of laser emission since light can be highly confined to the nonlinear waveguide medium. However, this advantage is achievable only by precise phase matching between the fundamental wave and the doubled frequency wave, which is hard to control at the fabrication stage. Two tasks are addressed: a basic design for the layer thicknesses of a two-layer waveguide to achieve phase matching, and second, a multi-layer-waveguide design to achieve broadened phase matching bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2009
Published: November 10, 2009

Rabi Rabady, "Broadened phase-matching bandwidth in waveguide-frequency-doubling devices," Appl. Opt. 48, 6417-6425 (2009)

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