Phase-matched second harmonic generation in poled dye/polymer waveguide

Okihiro Sugihara, Takeshi Kinoshita, Makoto Okabe, Satoshi Kunioka, Yasushi Nonaka, Keisuke Sasaki

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    Poled film of 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) is prepared. Poling effects of MNA molecular alignments are observed by reducing the absorption spectrum and increasing the refractive index of the film. Phase-matched second harmonic generation (SHG) is achieved using the mode dispersion relation of the optical waveguide with an estimated SHG conversion efficiency of 7.4 × 10-3% in the waveguide.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2957-2960
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Optics
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul 20


    • Optical waveguide
    • Phase-matched SHG
    • Poled polymer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Sugihara, O., Kinoshita, T., Okabe, M., Kunioka, S., Nonaka, Y., & Sasaki, K. (1991). Phase-matched second harmonic generation in poled dye/polymer waveguide. Applied Optics, 30(21), 2957-2960.