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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1894–1903

Cascaded nonlinear phase shift in a novel anharmonic phase-mismatch configuration

G. Baldenberger, S. LaRochelle, and A. Villeneuve  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 1894-1903 (1999)

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We theoretically analyze a new class of aperiodic phase mismatch. The phase-matching function that is chosen depends on the calculated second-harmonic amplitude generated in the device during the propagation of the fundamental beam at given input intensity and wavelength. We show that, in such a configuration, the fields evolve toward the eigenmodes of a χ(2) two-wave mixing process. Hence a constant pump and an enhanced nonlinear phase shift that grows linearly with propagation length are obtained. We also discuss the feasibility of this scheme that provides an alternative approach for the realization of optical switching devices or Kerr-effect compensators.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

G. Baldenberger, S. LaRochelle, and A. Villeneuve, "Cascaded nonlinear phase shift in a novel anharmonic phase-mismatch configuration," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1894-1903 (1999)

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