Phase-matched nondegenerate four-wave mixing in one-dimensional photonic crystals

  • Author: C. Becker, M. Wegener, S. Wong, and G. von Freymann
  • Source: Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 131122 (2006)
  • Date: 29.9.2006
  • Abstract:

    The authors report on nondegenerate four-wave mixing in the near infrared using a one-dimensional chalcogenide-glass based photonic crystal. For 76 lattice constants, they find a 3.5-fold enhancement of the mixing signal with respect to the optimum-thickness bulk chalcogenide film. The key is the ability to tailor the dispersion relation of light in the photonic crystal, allowing for phase matching. Numerical calculations agree well with the experiments.