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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1933–1941

Terahertz parametric generation photonic band gap structure with negligible structural dispersion in the optical range

Yuchuan Chen, Mark Cronin-Golomb, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhao, and James J. Foshee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1933-1941 (2006)

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We present a photonic band gap (PBG) structure (or nonlinear photonic crystal) design for terahertz (THz) wave parametric generation, whose component materials have a small refractive index difference in the near infrared and a large index difference for THz waves. The structural dispersion of such a PBG structure is strong in the THz range but negligible in the optical range. The former allows the phase-matched pump wavelength to be placed in the near infrared to eliminate two-photon absorption of the pump and signal beams. The latter leads to a crystal layer fabrication tolerances of a few micrometers and traditional polishing methods are suitable for device fabrication. The added design flexibility also allows the use of the most efficient crystal orientations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Yuchuan Chen, Mark Cronin-Golomb, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhao, and James J. Foshee, "Terahertz parametric generation photonic band gap structure with negligible structural dispersion in the optical range," Opt. Express 14, 1933-1941 (2006)

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