Nonlinear frequency conversion in semiconductor optical waveguides using birefringent, modal and quasi-phase-matching techniques

S V Rao, K Moutzouris, M Ebrahimzadeh

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Abstract

We describe the use of GaAs-based semiconductor optical waveguides for nonlinear frequency conversion of femtosecond pulses in the infrared. Different techniques for the realization of phase matching, including artificial birefringence, quasi-phase-matching and modal dispersion, are reported and analysed and key issues relating to efficiency, practicality and applicability are discussed. Using the data obtained from these experiments, an overall comparison is made with other prominent techniques in order to identify the most promising and viable route to the development of efficient semiconductor waveguide frequency conversion devices for incorporation in the future generation of integrated photonic networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-584
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • frequency conversion
  • semiconductor waveguides
  • near-infrared
  • birefringent phase matching
  • quasi-phase matching
  • modal phase matching
  • POLED LITHIUM-NIOBATE
  • EFFICIENT 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION
  • QUANTUM-WELL STRUCTURES
  • ORIENTATION-PATTERNED GAAS
  • SECOND-HARMONIC GENERATION
  • TRACE-GAS-DETECTION
  • 1.5 MU M
  • WAVELENGTH CONVERSION
  • 2ND-ORDER SUSCEPTIBILITY
  • PARAMETRIC FLUORESCENCE

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