Phase-matched second harmonic generation in poled dye/polymer waveguide

Okihiro Sugihara, Takeshi Kinoshita, Makoto Okabe, Satoshi Kunioka, Yasushi Nonaka, Keisuke Sasaki

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Poled film of 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) is prepared. Poling effects of MNA molecular alignments are observed by reducing the absorption spectrum and increasing the refractive index of the film. Phase-matched second harmonic generation (SHG) is achieved using the mode dispersion relation of the optical waveguide with an estimated SHG conversion efficiency of 7.4 × 10-3% in the waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2957-2960
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul 20


  • Optical waveguide
  • Phase-matched SHG
  • Poled polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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