Intracavity second harmonic generation in quantum cascade lasers in the telecommunication range Conference Paper uri icon


  • We propose and theoretically study the performance of short-wavelength mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers integrated with resonant second-harmonic generation (SHG) cascade. We show the feasibility of SHG in the near infrared range 1.3-1.8 μm with nonlinear susceptibility of ∼200 pm/V. Theoretical treatment takes into account higher lying energy levels for intracavity SHG by using the one band model with the 14 band energy-dependent effective mass, which is adapted by the first conduction band structure obtained by the 30 band k p method. We demonstrate the possibility of modal phase matching in the InGaAs/AlAsSb/InP QC laser which yields the intracavity frequency conversion efficiency of the order of 0.4 mW/W2. ©2009 SPIE.

name of conference

  • SPIE OPTO: Integrated Optoelectronic Devices

published proceedings

  • SPIE Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Cho, Y., & Belyanin, A

complete list of authors

  • Cho, Yong-Hee||Belyanin, Alexey

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM