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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Jul. 31, 2000
  • pp: 123–128

Near-field localization of ultrashort optical pulses in transverse 1-D periodic nanostructures

Wataru Nakagawa, Rong-Chung Tyan, Pang-Chen Sun, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 123-128 (2000)

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We present a transverse 1-D periodic nanostructure which exhibits lateral internal field localization for normally incident ultrashort pulses, and which may be applied to the enhancement of nonlinear optical phenomena. The peak intensity of an optical pulse propagating in the nanostructure is approximately 12 times that of an identical incident pulse propagating in a bulk material of the same refractive index. For second harmonic generation, an overall enhancement factor of approximately 10.8 is predicted. Modeling of pulse propagation is performed using Fourier spectrum decomposition and Rigorous Coupled-Wave Analysis (RCWA).

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: June 5, 2000
Published: July 31, 2000

Wataru Nakagawa, Rong-Chung Tyan, Pang-Chen Sun, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Near-field localization of ultrashort optical pulses in transverse 1-D periodic nanostructures," Opt. Express 7, 123-128 (2000)

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