Second-harmonic generation in He+-implanted gadolinium calcium oxoborate planar waveguides.
Auteur : Boudrioua A, Loulergue JC, Moretti P, Jacquier B, Aka G, Vivien D
Année : 1999
Journal : Opt Lett 0146-9592
PubMed Id : 18079786
What is believed to be the first investigation of second-harmonic generation (SHG) in Ca(4)GdO (BO(3))(3) waveguides is reported. A planar waveguide was formed by 2-MeV-helium implantation. We cut the sample to achieve type I noncritical phase matching of an 823-nm fundamental wave for fundamental light propagating along the y axis and polarized along the z crystallophysic axis of the crystal. SHG was achieved with a relatively low pumping power of a cw Ti:sapphire laser. The results indicate that the nonlinearity of the material remains in the guiding region after ion implantation.