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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1509–1521

Counterpropagating quasi-phase matching: a generalized analysis

Gary D. Landry and Theresa A. Maldonado  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 1509-1521 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.001509


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Abstract

The system of four differential equations governing counterpropagating quasi-phase matching are recast in a Hamiltonian form that leads to immediate insight into the nonlinear mixing process by inspection for all possible boundary conditions. A reduced Hamiltonian is found using conservation relations that are dependent on only two normalized field efficiencies and two aggregate phases. Hamiltonian contours are plotted in a series of phase-space cross sections to provide insight into the generalized behavior. The nonlinear eigenmodes are found, and their stability is examined. Finally, two specific counterpropagating quasi-phase-matching configurations, i.e., mirrored and mirrorless, are analyzed using this general Hamiltonian with the appropriate boundary conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

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Gary D. Landry and Theresa A. Maldonado, "Counterpropagating quasi-phase matching: a generalized analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1509-1521 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-8-1509

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