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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2567–2576

Phase-matched third harmonic generation in microstructured fibers

Anatoly Efimov, Antoinette J. Taylor, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Jonathan C. Knight, William J. Wadsworth, and Philip St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2567-2576 (2003)

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Strong guiding provided by the high-delta microstructured fibers allows for efficient intermodally phase-matched harmonic generation with femtosecond pumping at telecom wavelengths. Visible harmonics are generated in a number of distinct transverse modes of the structure. We present a detailed experimental and theoretical study of the third harmonic generation in such fibers including phase-matching wavelengths, far-field intensity distributions and polarization dependence. Good agreement between the theory and experiment is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

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Original Manuscript: August 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

Anatoly Efimov, Antoinette Taylor, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Jonathan Knight, William Wadsworth, and Philip Russell, "Phase-matched third harmonic generation in microstructured fibers," Opt. Express 11, 2567-2576 (2003)

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