Nonlinear interaction in nanowaveguides

Modeling of quasi-phase-matched cavity-enhanced second-harmonic generation

We propose a mean-field model to describe second-harmonic generation in a resonator made of a material with zinc-blende crystalline structure. The model is obtained through an averaging of the propagation equations and boundary conditions. It considers the phase-mismatched terms, which act as an effective Kerr effect. We analyze the impact of the different terms on the steady state solutions, highlighting the competition between nonlinearities.

C. Mas ArabĂ­, P. Parra-Rivas, C. Ciret, S. P. Gorza, and F. Leo, Phys. Rev. A 101, 043818 (2020). DOI