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Nonlinear pulse propagation phenomena in 1D photonic crystals
Author(s): Marco Centini; Giuseppe D'Aguanno; Michael Scalora; Concita Sibilia; Mark J. Bloemer; Charles M. Bowden; Mario Bertolotti
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Paper Abstract

We numerically investigate nonlinear pulse propagation in finite, 1-d photonic crystals, and highlight novel properties that may help pave the way to a new class of high-efficiency nano-devices. We show that phase matching conditions for multiple wavelength generation and interactions can be achieved by judiciously combining material's index dispersions and geometrical features. We also show that enhanced nonlinear interactions can occur with efficiencies three orders of magnitude larger with respect to bulk materials having the same lengths and nonlinearity. Finally, we suggest potential applications as miniaturized second and third harmonic generators, nonlinear mirrors, parametric amplifiers, and optical switchers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2002
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4640, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies VI, (18 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.435130
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Marco Centini
Giuseppe D'Aguanno
Michael Scalora
Concita Sibilia
Mark J. Bloemer
Charles M. Bowden
Mario Bertolotti


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4640:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies VI
Yakov S. Sidorin; Ari Tervonen, Editor(s)

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