We experimentally demonstrate a 240-fold increase in the efficiency of an AlGaAs/ALAs surface-emitting second-harmonic generation device by embedding the waveguide core in a monolithic vertical resonant cavity. Calculations indicate that conversion efficiencies of several percent per watt for second-harmonic generation of green or blue light may be expected in an optimized semiconductor resonant vertical-cavity surface emitter.
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R. Lodenkamper, M. L. Bortz, M. M. Fejer, K. Bacher, and J. S. Harris, Jr., "Surface-emitting second-harmonic generation in a semiconductor vertical resonator," Opt. Lett. 18, 1798-1800 (1993)