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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26975–26983

Giant enhancement of the second harmonic generation efficiency in poled multilayered silica glass structures

Ksenia Yadav, C. L. Callender, C. W. Smelser, C. Ledderhof, C. Blanchetiere, S. Jacob, and J. Albert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26975-26983 (2011)

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Multilayered thin-film doped silica structures are experimentally demonstrated as an effective tool to enhance the second-order nonlinear properties induced in thermally poled glass devices. A 204-fold improvement is obtained in the second harmonic generated (SHG) in a poled structure with a 3 μm-thick multilayered stack consisting of sub- 100 nm-thick alternating germanium-doped and undoped silica layers compared to poled bulk silica glass. The induced nonlinearity is localized within the layered region, indicating that the multilayered design can be used to precisely control the thickness and the location of the nonlinearity. Such artificial nonlinear structures can be used to overcome the main limitations of existing poled glass devices, therefore opening the door to practical implementations of efficient active devices in silica glass.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2011
Published: December 16, 2011

Ksenia Yadav, C. L. Callender, C. W. Smelser, C. Ledderhof, C. Blanchetiere, S. Jacob, and J. Albert, "Giant enhancement of the second harmonic generation efficiency in poled multilayered silica glass structures," Opt. Express 19, 26975-26983 (2011)

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