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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32690–32698

Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in silicon nitride ring resonators controlled by static electric field

Rafael E. P. de Oliveira and Christiano J. S. de Matos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32690-32698 (2013)

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Actively-controlled second harmonic generation in a silicon nitride ring resonator is proposed and simulated. The ring was designed to resonate at both pump and second harmonic wavelengths and quasi-phase-matched frequency conversion is induced by a periodic static electric field generated by voltage applied to electrodes arranged along the ring. Nonlinear propagation simulations were undertaken and an efficiency of −21.67 dB was calculated for 60 mW of pump power at 1550 nm and for a 30V applied voltage, which compares favorably with demonstrated all-optical second harmonic generation in integrated microresonators. Transient effects were also evaluated. The proposed design can be exploited for the construction of electro-optical devices based on nonlinear effects in CMOS compatible circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2013
Published: December 24, 2013

Rafael E. P. de Oliveira and Christiano J. S. de Matos, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in silicon nitride ring resonators controlled by static electric field," Opt. Express 21, 32690-32698 (2013)

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