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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6908–6913

Investigation of coupled third harmonic generation in one-dimensional defective nonlinear photonic crystals

Yan Zhang and Qiaofen Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6908-6913 (2007)

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One-dimensional defective photonic crystals containing nonlinear material for coupled third harmonic generation (CTHG) have been designed. The general solution of the CTHG in such structure has been derived. The wavelengths of the fundamental wave (FW), second harmonic generation (SHG), and CTHG have been designed to lie at the defect states in different photonic band gaps by employing the simulated annealing (SA) method. Due to the strong location, low group velocity, and spatial phase locking, the conversion efficiencies of the SHG and CTHG have been greatly enhanced. Designed structure for multiple frequencies CTHG is also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2007
Published: May 21, 2007

Yan Zhang and Qiaofen Zhu, "Investigation of coupled third harmonic generation in one-dimensional defective nonlinear photonic crystals," Opt. Express 15, 6908-6913 (2007)

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