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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2005
  • pp: 4980–4984

Effect of electro-optic modulation on coupled quasi-phase-matched frequency conversion

Cheng-Ping Huang, Yue-Hua Wang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 23, pp. 4980-4984 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.004980


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Abstract

The electro-optic effect can be employed to modulate the refractive index of an optical superlattice. In coupled quasi-phase matched processes, this modulation will introduce quasi-phase mismatches and result in energy redistribution among the optical waves. Numerical results indicate that an efficient third harmonic in a periodic or quasi-periodic superlattice can be achieved by varying the external dc electric field. This method provides a simple and convenient way to control the efficiencies of frequency conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2005
Published: August 10, 2005

Citation
Cheng-Ping Huang, Yue-Hua Wang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu, "Effect of electro-optic modulation on coupled quasi-phase-matched frequency conversion," Appl. Opt. 44, 4980-4984 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-23-4980


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