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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 19075–19084

Computational design of one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals with material dispersion for efficient second-harmonic generation

Sangbum Kim, Kihong Kim, Fabian Rotermund, and Hanjo Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 19075-19084 (2009)

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A computational study of the second-harmonic generation in one-dimensional photonic crystals made of GaAs and AlAs with quadratic optical nonlinearity and material dispersion is presented. The computational approach uses a shooting method to solve nonlinear wave equations for coupled fundamental and second-harmonic fields and the invariant imbedding method to obtain the linear transmittance and group index spectra. The photonic crystal is built with an elementary cell consisting of four sublayers whose thicknesses are systematically varied. Doubly-resonant second harmonic generation with high conversion efficiency is achieved by choosing the geometrical parameters of the elementary cell optimally and controlling the band structure.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2009
Published: October 8, 2009

Sangbum Kim, Kihong Kim, Fabian Rotermund, and Hanjo Lim, "Computational design of one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals with material dispersion for efficient second-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 17, 19075-19084 (2009)

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