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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 16898–16918

On- and off-resonance second-harmonic generation in GaAs microdisks

Paulina S. Kuo and Glenn S. Solomon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 16898-16918 (2011)

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We present a theoretical description of on- and off-resonance, 4 ¯ -quasi-phasematched, second-harmonic generation (SHG) in microdisks made of GaAs or other materials possessing 4 ¯ symmetry, such as GaP or ZnSe. The theory describes the interplay between quasi-phasematching (QPM) and the cavity-resonance conditions. For optimal conversion, all waves should be resonant with the microdisk and should satisfy the 4 ¯ -QPM condition. We explore χ(2) nonlinear mixing if one of the waves is not resonant with the microdisk cavity and calculate the second-harmonic conversion spectrum. We also describe perfectly destructive 4 ¯ -QPM where both the fundamental and second-harmonic are on-resonance with the cavity but SHG is suppressed.

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Paulina S. Kuo and Glenn S. Solomon, "On- and off-resonance second-harmonic generation in GaAs microdisks," Opt. Express 19, 16898-16918 (2011)

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