Three-Dimensional Beam Propagation Analysis of Quasi-Phase Matched Second Harmonic Generation Devices with Triangular and Semi-Circular Domain Inversion Profiles

Takashi YASUI  Masanori KOSHIBA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.5   pp.697-704
Publication Date: 2000/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Recent Developments in Guided-Wave Problems)
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Keyword: 
finite element method,  beam propagation method,  nonlinear waveguide,  second harmonic generation,  quasi-phase matching,  

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Summary: 
A three-dimensional beam propagation method based on a finite element scheme is described for the analysis of second harmonic generation devices. For the wide-angle beam propagation analysis, the Pade approximation is applied to the differential operator along the propagation direction. In order to avoid spurious reflection from the computational windows edges, the transparent boundary condition is introduced. Numerical results are shown for quasi-phase matched second harmonic generation devices using periodically domain-inverted LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 waveguides. The influences of the shape of domain-inverted regions and the inversion width on the conversion efficiencies are investigated in detail.