Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 1 (2006)

Resonant second harmonic generation in random dielectric structures

M. Centini, D. Felbacq, D. s. Wiersma, C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, M. Bertolotti


We show that resonant second harmonic generation can be btained in random dielectric structures. The scheme is based on internal resonances due to the optical counterpart of Anderson localization. By making use of different localization lengths at the fundamental and at the second harmonic frequencies, we predict a conversion efficiency that is four orders of magnitude higher than a bulk material and even one order of magnitude higher than an ideal phase matched slab of the same size. The method is highly insensitive to fabrication tolerances, and provides excellent angle tunability.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2006.06021]

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