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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 823–828

Optical parametric oscillations in isotropic photonic crystals

Claudio Conti, Andrea Di Falco, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 823-828 (2004)

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We investigate optical parametric oscillations via four-wave mixing in a dielectric photonic crystal. Using a fully vectorial 3D time-domain approach, including both dispersion and Kerr nonlinear polarization, we analyze the response of an inverted opal. The results demonstrate the feasibility of parametric sources in isotropic media arranged in photonic band-gap geometries.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Claudio Conti, Andrea Di Falco, and Gaetano Assanto, "Optical parametric oscillations in isotropic photonic crystals," Opt. Express 12, 823-828 (2004)

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