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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3325–3329

Acousto-optic tunable second-harmonic Talbot effect based on periodically poled LiNbO3 crystals

Dongmei Liu, Yong Zhang, Zhenhua Chen, Jianming Wen, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 3325-3329 (2012)

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Based on nonlinear Talbot effect, we propose an acousto-optic tunable second-harmonic (SH) array in a one-dimensional periodically poled LiNbO 3 (PPLN) crystal. The SH array is the self-imaging of χ ( 2 ) in the PPLN crystal. By applying an acoustic wave, we can tune the period, the distribution, and even the dimension of the array. Such a phenomenon has potential applications in tunable high-resolution Talbot illuminators, beam shapers, and image processing.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Dongmei Liu, Yong Zhang, Zhenhua Chen, Jianming Wen, and Min Xiao, "Acousto-optic tunable second-harmonic Talbot effect based on periodically poled LiNbO3 crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3325-3329 (2012)

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