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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 1998
  • pp: 462–470

Surface emitted second-harmonic generation from a quasi-phase matched waveguide in an AlxGa1-xAs/Al2O3 microcavity

S. Janz, Y. Beaulieu, A. Fiore, P. Bravetti, V. Berger, E. Rosencher, and J. Nagle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 462-470 (1998)

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A nonlinear AlxGa1-xAs waveguide consisting of a quasi-phase matched heterostructure embedded in a microcavity has been designed and fabricated. The microcavity resonator is formed by Al2O3/Al0.32Ga0.68As multilayer mirrors located above and below the waveguide core. The cavity resonantly enhances the surface emitting second-harmonic generation. The SH conversion efficiency has been measured for wavelengths between λ = 1525 and 1575 nm. A simple waveguide loss measurement technique based on the SH autocorrelation of short optical pulses in a III–V waveguide is also demonstrated.

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

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Nonlinear and photorefractive fibers and waveguides

Original Manuscript: January 14, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 1997
Published: June 8, 1998

Siegfried Janz, Yves Beaulieu, Andrea Fiore, P. Bravetti, Vincent Berger, Emmanuel Rosencher, and J. Nagle, "Surface emitted second-harmonic generation from a quasi-phase matched waveguide in an AlxGa1-xAs/Al2O3 microcavity," Opt. Express 2, 462-470 (1998)

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