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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10326–10335

Demonstration of a cylindrically symmetric second-order nonlinear fiber with self-assembled organic surface layers

Chalongrat Daengngam, Matthias Hofmann, Zhiwen Liu, Anbo Wang, James R. Heflin, and Yong Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10326-10335 (2011)

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We report the fabrication and characterization of a cylindrically symmetric fiber structure that possesses significant and thermodynamically stable second-order nonlinearity. Such fiber structure is produced through nanoscale self-assembly of nonlinear molecules on a silica fiber taper and possesses full rotational symmetry. Despite its highly symmetric configuration, we observed significant second harmonic generation (SHG) and obtained good agreement between experimental results and theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2011
Published: May 11, 2011

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Chalongrat Daengngam, Matthias Hofmann, Zhiwen Liu, Anbo Wang, James R. Heflin, and Yong Xu, "Demonstration of a cylindrically symmetric second-order nonlinear fiber with self-assembled organic surface layers," Opt. Express 19, 10326-10335 (2011)

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