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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1699–1713

Broadband quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation of ultrashort optical pulses with spectral angular dispersion

Andrew M. Schober, Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, and Martin M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1699-1713 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.001699


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Abstract

Noncollinear quasi-phase matching, in combination with spectral angular dispersion, can be used to broaden the bandwidth of second-harmonic generation (SHG) beyond the bandwidth for collinear, nondispersed interactions. A general theoretical treatment is presented, in addition to a solution that predicts the generated field for the case of a Gaussian input field; a comparison is made between this technique and others available for broadband SHG. An experiment in periodically poled lithium niobate demonstrates SHG of a 138 fs pulse at 1550 nm in a 1 cm length crystal (with a collinear acceptance bandwidth 13 times narrower than the first-harmonic bandwidth) with minimal spectral narrowing.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Andrew M. Schober, Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, and Martin M. Fejer, "Broadband quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation of ultrashort optical pulses with spectral angular dispersion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1699-1713 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-8-1699

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