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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2955–2957

Large second-harmonic generation at 1.55 μm in oxidized AlGaAs waveguides

M. Savanier, A. Andronico, A. Lemaître, E. Galopin, C. Manquest, I. Favero, S. Ducci, and G. Leo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2955-2957 (2011)

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We report on CW second-harmonic generation in selectively oxidized AlGaAs multilayer waveguides. Frequency doubling of a 1.55 μm pump is observed with 2.8 % W 1 conversion efficiency and a maximum second-harmonic power around 0.3 mW . This is the strongest second-harmonic generation ever reported in semiconductor waveguides and an encouraging result toward integrated spontaneous parametric downconversion in the telecom range.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

M. Savanier, A. Andronico, A. Lemaître, E. Galopin, C. Manquest, I. Favero, S. Ducci, and G. Leo, "Large second-harmonic generation at 1.55 μmin oxidized AlGaAs waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 2955-2957 (2011)

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