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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14502–14510

Giant enhancement of second harmonic generation in nonlinear photonic crystals with distributed Bragg reflector mirrors

Ming-Liang Ren and Zhi-Yuan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14502-14510 (2009)

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We theoretically investigate second harmonic generation (SHG) in one-dimensional multilayer nonlinear photonic crystal (NPC) structures with distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) as mirrors. The NPC structures have periodic modulation on both the linear and second-order susceptibility. Three major physical mechanisms, quasi-phase matching (QPM) effect, slow light effect at photonic band gap edges, and cavity effect induced by DBR mirrors can be harnessed to enhance SHG. Selection of appropriate structural parameters can facilitate coexistence of these mechanisms to act collectively and constructively to create very high SHG conversion efficiency with an enhancement by up to seven orders of magnitude compared with the ordinary NPC where only QPM works.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2009
Published: August 3, 2009

Ming-Liang Ren and Zhi-Yuan Li, "Giant enhancement of second harmonic generation in nonlinear photonic crystals with distributed Bragg reflector mirrors," Opt. Express 17, 14502-14510 (2009)

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