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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6798–6806

Glass micro-fibers for efficient third harmonic generation

Victor Grubsky and Arthur Savchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6798-6806 (2005)

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We introduce a rigorous theory of third-harmonic generation in optical waveguides and apply it to design a micro-fiber waveguide for efficient generation of third-harmonic radiation from infrared lasers. Phase-matching with efficient mode overlap is achieved in micro-fibers having a diameter roughly equal to half of the fundamental wavelength. Using a typical solid-state or fiber laser for pumping, high conversion efficiency is possible in only a few centimeters of a micro-fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Victor Grubsky and Arthur Savchenko, "Glass micro-fibers for efficient third harmonic generation," Opt. Express 13, 6798-6806 (2005)

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