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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9460–9467

Continuous-wave second harmonic generation in Bragg reflection waveguides

Payam Abolghasem, Junbo Han, Bhavin J. Bijlani, Arghavan Arjmand, and Amr S. Helmy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9460-9467 (2009)

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We report the observation of continuous-wave second harmonic generation for a pump at 1559.9 nm in type-I phase-matched Bragg reflection waveguide using the GaAs/Al x Ga1-x As material system. For an internal pump power of 94 mW, phase-matched second harmonic power of 23 nW was measured in a waveguide with a length of 1.96 mm and ridge width of 4 μm. The internal conversion efficiency of the process was estimated as 6.8×10-3 %W-1cm-2. The full-width at half-maximum bandwidth of the nonlinear process was found to be 0.91 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2009
Published: May 21, 2009

Payam Abolghasem, Junbo Han, Bhavin J. Bijlani, Arghavan Arjmand, and Amr S. Helmy, "Continuous-wave second harmonic generation in Bragg reflection waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 9460-9467 (2009)

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