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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 296–301

Optical Bloch-mode-induced quasi phase matching of quadratic interactions in one-dimensional photonic crystals

Daniele Faccio, Francesca Bragheri, and Matteo Cherchi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 296-301 (2004)

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We examine in detail the quasi-phase-matching process obtained as a stationary modulation of the fundamental field at the band edge of a finite one-dimensional photonic crystal. The treatment is carried out in terms of the structure Bloch waves and fully explains the behavior of second-harmonic generation in the grating. An integrated microstructured AlGaAs mesa waveguide is proposed that gives efficient second-harmonic and difference-frequency generation in virtue of the combined presence of a periodic modulation of the fundamental-field amplitude and of the photonic bandgap edge.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

Daniele Faccio, Francesca Bragheri, and Matteo Cherchi, "Optical Bloch-mode-induced quasi phase matching of quadratic interactions in one-dimensional photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 296-301 (2004)

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