Normalized optimization of second harmonic effects in slab waveguides

O. Parriaux, G.J. Veldhuis, Hugo Hoekstra, D. Blanc

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    A method for the optimization of χ(2) coupling phenomena in slab waveguides on the basis of reduced parameters is presented. It is shown that the configuration for maximum second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency is given by a single chart with two normalized parameters only. This optimization procedure is illustrated for the case of SHG in the nonlinear cladding of a linear step index waveguide.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)161-167
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptics communications
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • IR-73816
    • METIS-111538
    • Optical polymers and organics
    • Optical waveguide and couplers
    • Nonlinear waveguide
    • Harmonic generation

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