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Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation In Corrugated Waveguides Linked With The Resonant Excitation Of Surface Waves
Author(s): H. Akhouayri; M. Neviere; P. Vincent; R. Reinisch
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Paper Abstract

The device studied here consists of a corrugated waveguide filled with a nonlinear dielectric (ZnS), and bounded by a metal (silver) on one of its sides. We concentrate on the second harmonic signal produced when a high energy laser beam impinges the device, and we try to enhance the signal intensity through the resonant excitation of a guided mode. Indeed, it has been established [1] that this electromagnetic resonance is a good candidate to increase the local field and, thus the sources for various nonlinear effects [2, 3]. It is shown that a convenient optimization of the grating groove depth can lead for signal enhancements as high as 105, compared to a nonlinear slab.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967240
Show Author Affiliations
H. Akhouayri, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
M. Neviere, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
P. Vincent, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
R. Reinisch, Laboratoire d 'Electromagnetisme (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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