Design of a GaP/Si composite waveguide for CW terahertz wave generation via difference frequency mixing

Kyosuke Saito, Tadao Tanabe, Yutaka Oyama

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Abstract

We design a GaP/Si composite waveguide to achieve efficient terahertz (THz) wave generation under collinear phase-matched difference frequency mixing (DFM) between near-infrared light sources. This waveguide structure provides a strong mode confinement of both near-infrared sources and THz wave, resulting in an efficient mode overlapping. The numerical results show that the waveguide can produce guided THz wave (5.93 THz) with a power conversion efficiency of 6.6 × 10-4W-1. This value is larger than previously obtained with the bulk GaP crystal: 0.5 × 10-9W-1[J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 3057 (2009)]. Our proposed composite waveguide can be achieved by bridging the telecom wavelength and THz frequency region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3587-3592
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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