Efficient surface second-harmonic generation in slot micro/nano-fibers

Wei Luo, Wei Guo, Fei Xu, Yan Qing Lu

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We propose to use slot micro/nano-fiber (SMNF) to enhance the second-harmonic generation based on surface dipole nonlinearity. The slot structure is simple and promising to manufacture with high accuracy and reliability by mature micromachining techniques. Light field can be enhanced and confined, and the surface area can be increased in the sub-wavelength low-refractive-index air slot. The maximum conversion efficiency of the SMNFs in our calculations is about 25 times of that in circular micro/nano-fibers. It is promising to provide a competing platform for a new class of fiber-based ultra-tiny light sources spanning the UV- to the mid-infrared spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11554-11561
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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