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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 9094–9114

Scaling law of enhanced second-harmonic generation in finite Bragg stacks

Tetsuyuki Ochiai and Kazuaki Sakoda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 9094-9114 (2005)

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The second-harmonic generation (SHG) in finite Bragg stacks of alternating linear and nonlinear optical films is studied with the exact Green function under the assumption of perturbation theory. Various mechanisms of enhanced SHG are investigated analytically, and the scaling law with respect to the number N of stacking layers is derived for each mechanism. In particular, it is shown that there is a simple mechanism of the enhanced SHG having N4 scaling, in which both the enhancement of the Green function and the phase matching condition peculiar to finite Bragg stacks are fulfilled simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

Tetsuyuki Ochiai and Kazuaki Sakoda, "Scaling law of enhanced second harmonic generation in finite Bragg stacks," Opt. Express 13, 9094-9114 (2005)

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