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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28432–28437

Sum frequency generation in pure zinc-blende GaAs nanowires

Xiaoqing Zhang, Hao He, Jintao Fan, Chenglin Gu, Xin Yan, Minglie Hu, Xia Zhang, Xiaomin Ren, and Chingyue Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28432-28437 (2013)

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Nonlinearity of semiconductor nanowires makes them potential frequency converters in nanoscale optoelectronics. Here we demonstrate that sum frequency generation signals can be acquired from GaAs nanowires when excited by a femtosecond laser at 1048 nm and a tunable optical parametric oscillator ranging from 1416 nm to 1770 nm. The SFG intensity is insensitive to the polarization but quite sensitive to the temporal overlap of incident lasers pulses. It is shown that they can work for pulse-width measurement of femtosecond lasers in the near infrared band. Our results suggest GaAs NWs to be excellent optical nonlinear mixers in nanoscale optoelectronics.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

Xiaoqing Zhang, Hao He, Jintao Fan, Chenglin Gu, Xin Yan, Minglie Hu, Xia Zhang, Xiaomin Ren, and Chingyue Wang, "Sum frequency generation in pure zinc-blende GaAs nanowires," Opt. Express 21, 28432-28437 (2013)

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