Second harmonic generation in AlGaAs photonic wires using low power continuous wave light

D. Duchesne , Katarzyna Rutkowska , M. Volatier , F. Légaré , S. Delprat , M. Chaker , D. Modotto , A. Locatelli , C. De Angelis , M. Sorel , D.N. Christodoulides , G. Salamo , R. Arès , V. Aimez , R. Morandotti

Abstract

We report modal phase matched (MPM) second harmonic generation (SHG) in high-index contrast AlGaAs sub-micron ridge waveguides, by way of sub-mW continuous wave powers at telecommunication wavelengths. We achieve an experimental normalized conversion efficiency of ∼14%/W/cm2, obtained through a careful sub-wavelength design supporting both the phase matching requirement and a significant overlap efficiency. Furthermore, the weak anomalous dispersion, robust fabrication technology and possible geometrical and thermal tuning of the device functionality enable a fully integrated multi-functional chip for several critical areas in telecommunications, including wavelength (time) division multiplexing and quantum entanglement. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

Author D. Duchesne - [INRS-Energy, Materials and Telecommunications]
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, Katarzyna Rutkowska (FP / OPD)
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- Optics and Photonics Division
, M. Volatier - [Universite de Sherbrooke]
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, F. Légaré - [INRS-Energy, Materials and Telecommunications]
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, S. Delprat - [INRS-Energy, Materials and Telecommunications]
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, M. Chaker - [INRS-Energy, Materials and Telecommunications]
M. Chaker,,
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, D. Modotto - [Università degli Studi di Brescia]
D. Modotto,,
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, A. Locatelli - [Università degli Studi di Brescia]
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, C. De Angelis - [Università degli Studi di Brescia]
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, M. Sorel - [University of Glasgow]
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Journal seriesOptics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, (A 45 pkt)
Issue year2011
Vol19
Pages12408-12417
ASJC Classification3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
DOIDOI:10.1364/OE.19.012408
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)45
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 26; WoS Citations = 22; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 2.572; WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 3.587 (2) - 2011=3.666 (5)
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