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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2581–2585

Angular dependence of phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal

J. Trull, Jordi Martorell, and R. Vilaseca  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 2581-2585 (1998)

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Experimental measurements of the second-harmonic-generation intensity in centrosymmetric photonic crystals indicate that the efficiency of this quadratic nonlinear process increases as the angle subtended by a reciprocal lattice vector and the second-harmonic field wave vector also increases. This behavior is explained by the use of a simple theoretical model based on second-harmonic generation from a lattice of nonlinear bilayers that confirms the surface character of this nonlinear process in this type of material.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

J. Trull, Jordi Martorell, and R. Vilaseca, "Angular dependence of phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a photonic crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2581-2585 (1998)

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