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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2678–2680

Efficient second-harmonic generation and modal dispersion effects in orientation-patterned GaAs waveguides

M. B. Oron, S. Pearl, P. Blau, and S. Shusterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2678-2680 (2010)

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Efficient second-harmonic conversion of 4 μm radiation was demonstrated in orientation-patterned GaAs (OPGaAs) waveguides (WGs). An experimentally corrected phase-matching curve for second harmonic generation (SHG) in OPGaAs WGs is presented. Influence of WG modes on the SHG process was studied. Two distinct types of SHG in the waveguides were identified and related to the TE and TM modes. Each type has its own dependence on pump polarization. The 21 % W 1 normalized conversion efficiency is within a factor of 0.75 from the predicted value for an ideal WG.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2010
Published: August 4, 2010

M. B. Oron, S. Pearl, P. Blau, and S. Shusterman, "Efficient second-harmonic generation and modal dispersion effects in orientation-patterned GaAs waveguides," Opt. Lett. 35, 2678-2680 (2010)

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