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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1916–1921

Experimental confirmation of the general solution to the multiple-phase-matching problem

Alon Bahabad, Noa Voloch, Ady Arie, and Ron Lifshitz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1916-1921 (2007)

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We recently described a general solution to the phase-matching problem that arises when one wishes to perform an arbitrary number of nonlinear optical processes in a single medium [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 133901 (2005) ]. Here we outline in detail the implementation of the solution for a one-dimensional photonic quasicrystal, which acts as a simultaneous frequency doubler for three independent optical beams. We confirm this solution experimentally using an electric-field poled K Ti O P O 4 crystal. In optimizing the device, we find—contrary to common practice—that simple duty cycles of 100% and 0% may yield the highest efficiencies, and we show that our device is more efficient than a comparable device based on periodic quasi-phase matching.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Alon Bahabad, Noa Voloch, Ady Arie, and Ron Lifshitz, "Experimental confirmation of the general solution to the multiple-phase-matching problem," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1916-1921 (2007)

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