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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13630–13639

Energy exchange between two orthogonally polarized waves by cascading of two quasi-phase-matched quadratic processes

Benjamin F. Johnston, Peter Dekker, Solomon M. Saltiel, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13630-13639 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013630


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Abstract

We demonstrate energy exchange between two orthogonally polarized optical waves as a consequence of a two-color multistep parametric interaction. The energy exchange results from cascading of two quasi-phase-matched (QPM) second-harmonic parametric processes, and it is intrinsically instantaneous. The effect is observed when both the type-I (ooe) second-harmonic generation process and higher QPM order type-0 (eee) second-harmonic generation processes are phase-matched simultaneously in a congruent periodically-poled lithium niobate crystal. The two second-harmonic generation processes share a common second-harmonic wave which couple the two cross-polarized fundamental components and facilitate an energy flow between them. We demonstrate a good agreement between the experimental data and the results of numerical simulations.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2007
Published: October 3, 2007

Citation
Benjamin F. Johnston, Peter Dekker, Solomon M. Saltiel, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Michael J. Withford, "Energy exchange between two orthogonally polarized waves by cascading of two quasi-phase-matched quadratic processes," Opt. Express 15, 13630-13639 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-21-13630


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