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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22686–22692

Sawtooth grating-assisted phase-matching

Pavel Sidorenko, Maxim Kozlov, Alon Bahabad, Tenio Popmintchev, Margaret Murnane, Henry Kapteyn, and Oren Cohen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22686-22692 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022686


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Abstract

We show that a sawtooth phase-modulation is the optimal profile for grating assisted phase matching (GAPM). Perfect (sharp) sawtooth modulation fully corrects the phase-mismatch, exhibiting conversion equal to conventional phase matching, while smoothened, approximate sawtooth structures are more efficient than sinusoidal or square GAPM modulations that were previously studied. As an example, we demonstrate numerically optically-induced sawtooth GAPM for high harmonic generation. Sawtooth GAPM is the most efficient method for increasing the conversion efficiency of high harmonic generation through quasi-phase-matching, with an ultimate efficiency that closely matches the ideal phase-matching case.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2010
Published: October 11, 2010

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Pavel Sidorenko, Maxim Kozlov, Alon Bahabad, Tenio Popmintchev, Margaret Murnane, Henry Kapteyn, and Oren Cohen, "Sawtooth grating-assisted phase-matching," Opt. Express 18, 22686-22692 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-22686


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