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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1823–1825

Analysis of optically amplified mid-infrared parametric generation in AlGaAs waveguides

Giuseppe Leo and Emmanuel Rosencher  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 1823-1825 (1998)

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Based on the recent breakthroughs in oxidized AlGaAs technology, a considerable improvement in IR generation through merging of optical amplification and three-wave mixing is predicted. Amplification of one of the two input fields is shown to strongly relax the phase-matching condition for difference-frequency generation in AlGaAs waveguides. This effect is potentially crucial for the realization of an integrated semiconductor optical parametric oscillator.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Giuseppe Leo and Emmanuel Rosencher, "Analysis of optically amplified mid-infrared parametric generation in AlGaAs waveguides," Opt. Lett. 23, 1823-1825 (1998)

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