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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15923–15931

Quasi-phase-matching and dispersion characterization of harmonic generation in the perturbative regime using counterpropagating beams

Alon Bahabad, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15923-15931 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015923


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Abstract

It is shown theoretically that second harmonic generation can be quasi-phase-matched by using a pump beam consisting of a forward propagating field and a counterpropagating pulse train. The counterpropagating setup can also be used for direct measurement of the coherence length of the nonlinear process which can determine the dispersion properties of the medium.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2008
Published: September 22, 2008

Citation
Alon Bahabad, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn, "Quasi-phase-matching and dispersion characterization of harmonic generation in the perturbative regime using counterpropagating beams," Opt. Express 16, 15923-15931 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15923


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