Intracavity nonlinear optics of semiconductor nanostructures and new mid/far-infrared laser schemes Conference Paper uri icon


  • Recent theoretical and experimental results in nonlinear optics of semiconductor nanostructures and intracavitv nonlinear mixing of laser modes are reviewed. A comparative analysis of the implemented and newly suggested schemes for the difference- and sum-frequency, second-harmonic, and parametric generacion is presented. In particular, the problems of nonlinear photonic crystals, true- and quasi-phase-matching designs, and the use of the longitudinal, transverse, and 2D (metal or dielectric) gratings in the surface-emitting semiconductor devices are discussed. The most promising schemes of nonlinear-mixing lasers, both quantum cascade (intersubband) and diode-type (interband). are described. Finally, numerous applications of nonlinear-mixing lasers and open issues in physics and technology posed by the problem are given.

name of conference

  • SPIE Proceedings

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Aleshkin, V. Y., Afonenko, A. A., Belyanin, A. A., Dubinov, A. A., Kocharovsky, V. V., Kocharovsky, V. V., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Aleshkin, Vladimir Y||Afonenko, Aleksandr A||Belyanin, Aleksey A||Dubinov, Aleksandr A||Kocharovsky, Vitaly V||Kocharovsky, Vladimir V||Scully, Marlan O

editor list (cited editors)

  • Tománek, P., Hrabovský, M., Miler, M., & Senderákova, D.

publication date

  • February 2006