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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2010–2014

Multiple wavelength second-harmonic generation in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals

Li-Ming Zhao, Chao Li, Yun-Song Zhou, and Fu-He Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2010-2014 (2008)

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We investigate one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals consisting of ferroelectric domains with the modulated polarization direction. The optimal arrangement of the polarization directions of the ferroelectric domains can be achieved with the use of the simulated annealing method. We find that the second-harmonic generation (SHG) is increased significantly when the frequencies of the fundamental wave aim at the photonic band edges and the special arrangement of the polarization directions of the ferroelectric domains is satisfied. The optimal structure can achieve simultaneously multiple wavelength SHGs with nearly identical conversion efficiencies for both the “forward” and “backward” SHGs.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2008
Published: November 18, 2008

Li-Ming Zhao, Chao Li, Yun-Song Zhou, and Fu-He Wang, "Multiple wavelength second-harmonic generation in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 2010-2014 (2008)

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