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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1639–1644

Method of enhancing second-harmonic generation of antiferromagnetic film

Sheng Zhou and Xuan-Zhang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1639-1644 (2008)

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We present a method to increase the second-harmonic generation (SHG) by an antiferromagnetic (AF) film for a fixed input power. This film is put between two different dielectrics, and an obliquely incident electromagnetic wave is used to generate the second-harmonic (SH) waves. This method can be considered as an extension to the previous work by Lim [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1401 (2002)] in which a single AF film and normally incident light were used. We find that the SH outputs depend sensitively on the incident angle and dielectric constants of the dielectrics. The numerical calculations based on the three examples containing an AF Mn F 2 film show that the SH outputs are raised to a few hundred times that of the single AF film.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2008
Published: September 18, 2008

Sheng Zhou and Xuan-Zhang Wang, "Method of enhancing second-harmonic generation of antiferromagnetic film," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1639-1644 (2008)

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