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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1746–1748

Second-harmonic generation in local modes of a truncated periodic structure

J. Trull, R. Vilaseca, Jordi Martorell, and R. Corbalán  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 1746-1748 (1995)

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We present an experimental study of the generation of second-harmonic light in a one-dimensional periodic structure truncated by the introduction of a defect in the central period. We observed an enhancement of the nonlinear interaction in the vicinity of the defect when the second-harmonic wave was excited for modes within the forbidden zone or stop band. We also observed an enhancement near the band edge, where the group velocity approaches zero. Second-harmonic generation is completely suppressed for local modes within the forbidden band other than the defect mode.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 14, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995

J. Trull, Jordi Martorell, R. Corbalán, and R. Vilaseca, "Second-harmonic generation in local modes of a truncated periodic structure," Opt. Lett. 20, 1746-1748 (1995)

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