Quasi-phase-matching in GaAs-AlAs superlattice waveguides via bandgap tuning using quantum well intermixing

A Saher Helmy, DC Hutchings, TC Kleckner, JH Marsh, AC Bryce, JM Arnold, CR Stanley, JS Aitchison, Christian Thomas Alcuin Brown, K Moutzouris, Majid Ebrahimzadeh

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Abstract

We report the observation of second-harmonic generation by type I quasi phase matching in a GaAs-AlAs superlattice waveguide. Quasi phase matching was achieved through modulation of the nonlinear coefficient chi(alpha y)((2)) which we realized by periodically tuning the superlattice handgap. Second-harmonic generation was demonstrated for fundamental wavelengths from 1480 to 1520 nm, from the third-order gratings with periods from 10.5 to 12.4 mu m. The second-harmonic signal spectra demonstrated narrowing owing to the finite bandwidth of the quasi-phase-matching grating. An average power of similar to 110 nW was obtained for the second harmonic by use of an average launched pump power of less than or equal to 2.3 mW. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1370-1372
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2000

Keywords

  • WAVE-GUIDES
  • 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION
  • 2ND-ORDER
  • NONLINEARITIES

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