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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 881–889

Mixed-polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides

Karsten Bubke, David C. Hutchings, and Ulf Peschel  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 881-889 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.000881


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Abstract

The nonlinear interaction of TE and TM optical modes with a microwave by means of optical rectification and the electro-optic effect in a traveling-wave structure is investigated. The phase velocity mismatch between the optical waves leads to effects that are essentially different from those in the single-polarization case. Whereas, for a velocity-matched structure, alternating upconversion and downconversion occur, a slight difference between optical group velocity and microwave phase velocity gives rise to a sinusoidal terahertz signal with a number of cycles that depends on beat length, length of the structure, and velocity mismatch. A structure for on-chip generation of tunable narrow-bandwidth terahertz signals is suggested. Cascading caused by optical rectification and the electro-optic effect can lead to an effective change of beat length and self-induced mode conversion at high optical powers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

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Karsten Bubke, David C. Hutchings, and Ulf Peschel, "Mixed-polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 881-889 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-4-881


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