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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 312–318

Theoretical study of Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in periodically poled ferroelectric crystals

Yan Sheng, Qian Kong, Vito Roppo, Ksawery Kalinowski, Qi Wang, Crina Cojocaru, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 312-318 (2012)

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We study theoretically the Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation by a Gaussian beam in quadratic nonlinear media with periodically reverted ferroelectric domains. In particular, we consider the role of fundamental beam width on the harmonic emission process. We show that varying the beam width of the fundamental wave not only affects the strength of the emitted Čerenkov harmonic signal but also changes the sensitivity of the emission process to wavelength tuning.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2011
Published: February 13, 2012

Yan Sheng, Qian Kong, Vito Roppo, Ksawery Kalinowski, Qi Wang, Crina Cojocaru, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Theoretical study of Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in periodically poled ferroelectric crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 312-318 (2012)

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