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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5261–5276

Second-order parametric interactions in 1-D photonic-crystal microcavity structures

Mohammed F. Saleh, Luca Dal Negro, and Bahaa E. A. Saleh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5261-5276 (2008)

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We develop a generalized model for studying second-order parametric interactions in 1-D multilayered photonic structures, accounting for collinear oblique waves and partial pump depletion. This model is used to assess the performance of parametric devices in photonic-crystal microcavity (PCM) structures. Our model shows dramatic enhancement of nonlinear interactions at frequencies for which the waves are localized. Also, we demonstrate the exponential dependence of the conversion efficiency of second harmonic generation (SHG) on the number of layers as was recently pointed out. In addition, in optical parametric amplification (OPA), we find that the gain has a resonance-like dependence on the pump intensity, turning large peak gain into strong attenuation at greater intensities, which suggests that the device can operate as an optical switch.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2008
Published: April 1, 2008

Mohammed F. Saleh, Luca Dal Negro, and Bahaa E. Saleh, "Second-order parametric interactions in 1-D photonic-crystal microcavity structures," Opt. Express 16, 5261-5276 (2008)

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