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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7526–7543

High-efficiency second-harmonic generation in doubly-resonant χ(2) microring resonators

Zhuan-Fang Bi, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Hila Hashemi, David Duchesne, Marko Loncar, Ke-Ming Wang, and Steven G. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7526-7543 (2012)

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By directly simulating Maxwell’s equations via the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, we numerically demonstrate the possibility of achieving high-efficiency second harmonic generation (SHG) in a structure consisting of a microscale doubly-resonant ring resonator side-coupled to two adjacent waveguides. We find that ≳ 94% conversion efficiency can be attained at telecom wavelengths, for incident powers in the milliwatts, and for reasonably large bandwidths (Q ∼ 1000s). We demonstrate that in this high efficiency regime, the system also exhibits limit-cycle or bistable behavior for light incident above a threshold power. Our numerical results agree to within a few percent with the predictions of a simple but rigorous coupled-mode theory framework.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2012
Published: March 19, 2012

Zhuan-Fang Bi, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Hila Hashemi, David Duchesne, Marko Loncar, Ke-Ming Wang, and Steven G. Johnson, "High-efficiency second-harmonic generation in doubly-resonant χ(2) microring resonators," Opt. Express 20, 7526-7543 (2012)

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