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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12176–12184

Tunable-wavelength second harmonic generation from GaP photonic crystal cavities coupled to fiber tapers

Gary Shambat, Kelley Rivoire, Jesse Lu, Fariba Hatami, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12176-12184 (2010)

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We demonstrate up to 30 nm tuning of gallium phosphide photonic crystal cavities resonances at ~1.5 μm using a tapered optical fiber. The tuning is achieved through a combination of near-field perturbations and mechanical deformation of the membrane, both induced by the fiber probe. By exploiting this effect, we show fiber-coupled second harmonic generation with a tuning range of nearly 10 nm at the second harmonic wavelength of ~750 nm. By scaling cavity parameters, the signal could easily be shifted into other parts of the visible spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2010
Published: May 25, 2010

Gary Shambat, Kelley Rivoire, Jesse Lu, Fariba Hatami, and Jelena Vučković, "Tunable-wavelength second harmonic generation from GaP photonic crystal cavities coupled to fiber tapers," Opt. Express 18, 12176-12184 (2010)

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