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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2399–2401

Phase matching in monolithic Bragg reflection waveguides

A. S. Helmy, B. Bijlani, and P. Abolghasem  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2399-2401 (2007)

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We report what is believed to be the first observation of second-harmonic generation by type I phase matching the bulk χ x y z ( 2 ) ( d 14 ) nonlinear coefficient using Bragg reflection waveguides. Second-harmonic power of 0.7 μ W was observed for a pump wavelength of 1587.8 nm with an average power of 25.2 mW and a pulse width of 2 ps at a repetition rate of 75.6 MHz . An order of magnitude enhancement between the phase-matched and un-phase-matched second-harmonic conversion efficiency has been observed. Conversion efficiency at the phase-matched wavelengths was 0.001%. The bandwidth of the second harmonic was found to be equal to 0.43 nm , agreeing with the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007

A. S. Helmy, B. Bijlani, and P. Abolghasem, "Phase matching in monolithic Bragg reflection waveguides," Opt. Lett. 32, 2399-2401 (2007)

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