Second-harmonic generation by excitation of guided modes and the surface plasmon in a polyurethane-coated silver grating coupler is presented. In order to study the spectral dependence of the second-harmonic efficiency, two different pump wavelengths are used, 1064 and 1319 nm. For the longer-wavelength pump we observe a large enhancement of the second-harmonic efficiency as the incident angle is scanned through an electromagnetic resonance, whereas for the shorter-wavelength pump the second-harmonic wavelength falls within the absorption band of the polymer, and we observe unexpected minima instead of maxima.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 9, 1991
Published: December 15, 1991
M. Kull, R. Meyrueix, and J.-L. Coutaz, "Experimental results of second-harmonic generation from a polyurethane waveguide on a silver grating coupler," Opt. Lett. 16, 1930-1932 (1991)