Self-tuning of second-harmonic generation in GaAs nanowires enabled by nonlinear absorption

Year: 2019

Authors: Carletti L.; de Ceglia D.; Vincenti M. A.; De Angelis C.

Autors Affiliation: Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, 35131, Italy; Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, 25123, Italy; National Institute of Optics (INO), CNR, Brescia, 25123, Italy

Abstract: We investigate the effects of nonlinear absorption of the pump beam on second-harmonic generation in GaAs nanowires. Our model includes nonlinear absorption of the pump and allows obtaining a self-consistent solution of the nonlinear Maxwell equations. First, we observe that SHG conversion efficiency can be limited from two-photon absorption and generated free-carriers depending on the pump intensity. Second, we show a method to modulate the SHG response by varying the pump beam intensity. We find that varying the pump intensity from 1 GW/cm(2) up to 15 GW/cm(2) can red-shift the SH peak wavelength up to 5 nm and modulate the conversion efficiency at a fixed pump wavelength up to 60%. Our results enable new applications of dielectric nanoresonators for nonlinear applications such as harmonic generation, optical switching, and all-optical ultrafast modulation. (C) 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 27 (22)      Pages from: 32480  to: 32489

More Information: Army Research Office (W911NF-18-1-0424); Ministero dell?Istruzione, dell?Universita e della Ricerca (Law 232/2016); Office of Naval Research Global; RDECOM-Atlantic; Universita degli Studi di Padova (STARS-StG-PULSAr).
DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.032480

Citations: 12
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