AlGaAs-on-insulator (AlGaAs-OI) has recently emerged as a novel promising platform for nonlinear optics at the nanoscale. Among the most remarkable outcomes, second harmonic generation (SHG) in the visible/near infrared spectral region has been demonstrated in AlGaAs-OI nanoantennas (NA). In order to extend the nonlinear frequency generation towards the short wave infrared window, in this work we propose and demonstrate via numerical simulations difference frequency generation (DFG) in AlGaAs-OI NAs. The NA geometry is finely adjusted in order to obtain simultaneous optical resonances at the pump, signal and idler wavelengths, which results in an efficient DFG with conversion efficiencies up to 0.01%. Our investigation includes the study of the robustness against random variations of the NA geometry that may occur at fabrication stage. Overall, these outcomes identify a new potential and yet unexplored application of AlGaAs-OI NAs as compact devices for the generation and control of the radiation pattern in the near to short infrared spectral region.

Gandolfi, M., Carletti, L., Tognazzi, A., Cino, A.C., De Angelis, C., Guasoni, M. (2023). Near to short wave infrared light generation through AlGaAs-on-insulator nanoantennas. OPTICS EXPRESS, 31(19), 31051-31060 [10.1364/OE.498592].

Near to short wave infrared light generation through AlGaAs-on-insulator nanoantennas

Tognazzi, Andrea
Investigation
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Cino, Alfonso Carmelo
Writing – Review & Editing
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2023-09-06

Abstract

AlGaAs-on-insulator (AlGaAs-OI) has recently emerged as a novel promising platform for nonlinear optics at the nanoscale. Among the most remarkable outcomes, second harmonic generation (SHG) in the visible/near infrared spectral region has been demonstrated in AlGaAs-OI nanoantennas (NA). In order to extend the nonlinear frequency generation towards the short wave infrared window, in this work we propose and demonstrate via numerical simulations difference frequency generation (DFG) in AlGaAs-OI NAs. The NA geometry is finely adjusted in order to obtain simultaneous optical resonances at the pump, signal and idler wavelengths, which results in an efficient DFG with conversion efficiencies up to 0.01%. Our investigation includes the study of the robustness against random variations of the NA geometry that may occur at fabrication stage. Overall, these outcomes identify a new potential and yet unexplored application of AlGaAs-OI NAs as compact devices for the generation and control of the radiation pattern in the near to short infrared spectral region.
6-set-2023
Settore ING-INF/02 - Campi Elettromagnetici
Gandolfi, M., Carletti, L., Tognazzi, A., Cino, A.C., De Angelis, C., Guasoni, M. (2023). Near to short wave infrared light generation through AlGaAs-on-insulator nanoantennas. OPTICS EXPRESS, 31(19), 31051-31060 [10.1364/OE.498592].
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