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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2510–2518

Second-harmonic diffraction from holographic volume grating

Tsu-Wei Nee  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2510-2518 (2006)

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The full polarization property of holographic volume-grating enhanced second-harmonic diffraction (SHD) is investigated theoretically. The nonlinear coefficient is derived from a simple atomic model of the material. By using a simple volume-grating model, the SHD fields and Mueller matrices are first derived. The SHD phase-mismatching effect for a thick sample is analytically investigated. This theory is justified by fitting with published experimental SHD data of thin-film samples. The SHD of an existing polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) holographic 2-mm-thick volume-grating sample is investigated. This sample has two strong coupling linear diffraction peaks and five SHD peaks. The splitting of SHD peaks is due to the phase-mismatching effect. The detector sensitivity and laser power needed to measure these peak signals are quantitatively estimated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006

Tsu-Wei Nee, "Second-harmonic diffraction from holographic volume grating," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2510-2518 (2006)

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