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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 23–28

Off-axis quasi-phase-matched second-order optical nonlinearity from χ ( 2 ) gratings induced by holographic all-optical poling

Naoto Tsutsumi and Yuki Nagano  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 23-28 (2012)

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We present here the quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic (SH) light of holographic all-optical poling measured along the off-axis direction of the wave vector of 4 k ω k 2 ω + Δ k with Δ k = 0 , where k ω is the wave vector of ω writing beam, k 2 ω is the wave vector of 2 ω writing beam, and Δ k is the wave-vector mismatch whose vector is parallel to k ω . As expected, Δ k 0 of the phase-mismatched condition gave rise to a very low SH signal. Furthermore, tensor components of χ ( 2 ) gratings were analyzed, and the contribution of the photoisomeric state of the cis configuration of azobenzene chromophore studied was discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Naoto Tsutsumi and Yuki Nagano, "Off-axis quasi-phase-matched second-order optical nonlinearity from χ(2) gratings induced by holographic all-optical poling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 23-28 (2012)

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