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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 89–91

Second-harmonic generation in periodically poled nonlinear polymer waveguides

Jung Jin Ju, Jongbae Kim, Jung Yun Do, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, Suntak Park, and Myung-Hyun Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 89-91 (2004)

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We demonstrate quasi-phase-matched (QPM) second-harmonic generation (SHG) at the optical communication wavelengths with side-chain polymer waveguides. A ridge waveguide structure is designed to support fundamental mode guiding at both the pump and the second harmonics, leading to a high field overlap integral of the guided modes. The nonlinearity contrast in the +/0 type QPM waveguide is maximized under a QPM poling electrode width of nearly half the coherence length. Using these configurations, we record a normalized SHG efficiency of 2.2% W-1 cm-2 in the polymer waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

Jung Jin Ju, Jongbae Kim, Jung Yun Do, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, Suntak Park, and Myung-Hyun Lee, "Second-harmonic generation in periodically poled nonlinear polymer waveguides," Opt. Lett. 29, 89-91 (2004)

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