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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2811–2816

Nonlinear optical frequency conversion with stopped short light pulses

J. T. Li and J. Y. Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2811-2816 (2006)

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Efficient nonlinear optical frequency conversion is proposed and theoretically demonstrated by use of stopped short light pulses in a doubly resonant Bragg reflector. The pump pulse is shown to decelerate and stop in the reflector, and the stopped pump field reinforces the interaction with stimulated Raman scattering. The temporal walk-off between the pump pulse and the generated Raman pulse can be substantially reduced with the doubly resonant Bragg structure. Numerical simulations show that the conversion from the picosecond pump pulse to Stokes wave can reach 85%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

J. T. Li and J. Y. Zhou, "Nonlinear optical frequency conversion with stopped short light pulses," Opt. Express 14, 2811-2816 (2006)

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