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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1865–1872

Four-wave mixing in one-dimensional photonic crystals: inhomogeneous-wave excitation

Anatoli V. Andreev, Alexei V. Balakin, Alexander B. Kozlov, Ilya A. Ozheredov, Ilya R. Prudnikov, Alexander P. Shkurinov, Pascal Masselin, and Gael Mouret  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1865-1872 (2002)

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We present what is to our knowledge the first study of nonlinear four-wave mixing in one-dimensional photonic crystals. The possibility of inhomogeneous-wave excitation at the four-wave mixing frequency ω3=2ω1-ω2 for two noncollinear beams of femtosecond laser pulses is demonstrated. As a result of this effect the wave at the frequency of four-wave mixing may be guided along the surface of the photonic crystal. Experiments of this type open the possibility of development of a new tool based on photonic crystal devices for coherent Raman spectroscopy of surfaces and of nanometer and submicrometer scale layers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

Anatoli V. Andreev, Alexei V. Balakin, Alexander B. Kozlov, Ilya A. Ozheredov, Ilya R. Prudnikov, Alexander P. Shkurinov, Pascal Masselin, and Gael Mouret, "Four-wave mixing in one-dimensional photonic crystals: inhomogeneous-wave excitation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1865-1872 (2002)

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