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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1428–1436

Second-order susceptibility of Ga0.5In0.5P crystals at 1.5 µm and their feasibility for waveguide quasi-phase matching

Yoshiyasu Ueno, Vincent Ricci, and George I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 1428-1436 (1997)

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The second-order susceptibilities (dij) of both ordered and disordered Ga0.5In0.5P semiconductor crystal films epitaxially grown on GaAs substrates are analyzed. Quasi-phase matching based on periodic order–disorder regions is proposed, and the analysis shows that three of the four independent coefficients, namely, d33,d31, and d15, but not d14, can be modulated. Maker-fringe experiments were performed at 1.57 µm to measure these coefficients in the deposited crystals. However, the crystal-film orientation allowed a definitive determination of the d14 coefficient (110 pm/V) only and an upper limit of 60 pm/V for d33. More-sophisticated experimental techniques are proposed for measuring d33.

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Yoshiyasu Ueno, Vincent Ricci, and George I. Stegeman, "Second-order susceptibility of Ga0.5In0.5P crystals at 1.5 μm and their feasibility for waveguide quasi-phase matching," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1428-1436 (1997)

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