Frequency doubling in two-component self-assembled chromophoric waveguide structures

P. M. Lundquist, W. Lin, H. Zhou, D. N. Hahn, S. Yitzchaik, Tobin J Marks, G. K. Wong

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Self-assembled chromophoric multilayers having large second-order optical nonlinearities can be combined with linear guiding materials such as polymethylmethacrylate to produce two-component frequency doubling waveguides. This approach introduces considerable flexibility in optimizing the trade-off between the overlap of waveguide mode profiles and linear absorption. Extremely low waveguide propagation losses can be achieved because electric field poling and the accompanying poling-induced optical scattering are obviated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1941-1943
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 1997


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Lundquist, P. M., Lin, W., Zhou, H., Hahn, D. N., Yitzchaik, S., Marks, T. J., & Wong, G. K. (1997). Frequency doubling in two-component self-assembled chromophoric waveguide structures. Applied Physics Letters, 70(15), 1941-1943.