Second-Harmonic Generation in the Nonlinear Relief Grating Coupler

  • Mitsuhiro Yokota


There are many techniques for the wavelength conversion by using the nonlinear effects. The second harmonic generation (SHG) is attracted by many workers to obtain the blue light. Tien1 investigated SHG in form of coherent Cerenkov radiation, but did not obtain the high efficient SHG because of the large propagation loss. Taniuchi2 demonstrated that the efficient guided-wave frequency doubler can extract blue light where the Cerenkov radiation scheme is employed. In this scheme, the phase-matching condition between the fundamental guided wave and the second harmonic radiation wave can be automatically satisfied by adjusting the waveguide parameters.1 Recently, SHG is investigated by using the grating couplers. Suhara3 studied the SHG in the waveguide with uniform and chirped gratings both theoretically and experimentally. Matsumoto4 analyzed the quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation by backward propagation interaction.


Second Harmonic Generation Harmonic Generation Harmonic Wave Wavelength Conversion Maximum Radiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuhiro Yokota
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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