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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6919–6930

Efficient nonlinear frequency conversion with a dynamically structured nonlinearity

K. Hartinger, S. Nirmalgandhi, J. Wilson, and Randy Batels  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6919-6930 (2005)

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A general technique for quasi phase matching of nonlinear frequency conversion in molecular gases through the dynamically structured nonlinear optical response of a molecular ensemble is presented. We show that the transient molecular alignment created by an ultrafast alignment pulse can be controlled to periodically modulate the strength of the nonlinear optical susceptibility in the reference frame of a fundamental pulse propagating through the aligned molecules. Simulations show efficient third harmonic generation of an ultrafast fundamental laser pulse.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

K. Hartinger, S. Nirmalgandhi, J. Wilson, and Randy Batels, "Efficient nonlinear frequency conversion with a dynamically structured nonlinearity," Opt. Express 13, 6919-6930 (2005)

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