[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 1, No. 2 (1994) 223-226]

A Model for Second Harmonic Generation in a Two-Dimensional Array of Quantum Dots

Bernardo S. MENDOZA

Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Apartado Postal 948, Le, GTO, M騙ico 37000

(Accepted October 25, 1994)

We present a model for second harmonic generation in a two-dimensional array of quantum dots. We show that the combined effect of the electromagnetic local field of the array and the intrinsic electronic resonances due to the spatial confinement in the quantum dot produce giant enhancements of the second order non-linear susceptibilities, hence giving a very large efficiency in the second harmonic generation.

Key words : quantum dots, second harmonic generation