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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2075–2080

Grating-assisted third-harmonic generation in photonic crystal fibers using a pulse pump

Karol Tarnowski, Bertrand Kibler, and Waclaw Urbanczyk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 2075-2080 (2011)

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We demonstrate that quasi-phase-matching of the third-harmonic generation process can be obtained for a pulse pump in the photonic crystal fiber with a refractive-index grating. Conversion efficiency is calculated numerically using a system of coupled generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equations. We propose a special design of the microstructured fiber for the third-harmonic generation and analyze different phenomena limiting the maximum efficiency for short (femtosecond) and long (picosecond) pump pulses. Moreover, we show that a certain level of a group-velocity mismatch between the pump and the third harmonic can increase the maximum efficiency in the long pulse regime.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2011
Published: August 5, 2011

Karol Tarnowski, Bertrand Kibler, and Waclaw Urbanczyk, "Grating-assisted third-harmonic generation in photonic crystal fibers using a pulse pump," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2075-2080 (2011)

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