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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2410–2415

Phase-matching with a twist: Second-harmonic generation in birefringent periodically poled fibers

E. Y. Zhu, L. Qian, L. G. Helt, M. Liscidini, J. E. Sipe, C. Corbari, A. Canagasabey, M. Ibsen, and P. G. Kazansky  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 2410-2415 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.002410


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Abstract

We show theoretically and experimentally that twisting a birefringent periodically poled fiber with an artificially induced χ(2) results in second-harmonic phase-matchings that are not permitted in untwisted fibers. We further demonstrate that both the strengths and the spectral positions of the generated second-harmonic signals can be controlled by changing the amount of twist. Of particular interest is a type II phase-matched signal emerging through and greatly enhanced by the twisting.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2010
Published: October 26, 2010

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October 22, 2010 Spotlight on Optics

Citation
E. Y. Zhu, L. Qian, L. G. Helt, M. Liscidini, J. E. Sipe, C. Corbari, A. Canagasabey, M. Ibsen, and P. G. Kazansky, "Phase-matching with a twist: Second-harmonic generation in birefringent periodically poled fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2410-2415 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-11-2410


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