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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3077–3082

Nonlinear photonic structures for all-optical deflection

Tal Ellenbogen, Ayelet Ganany-Padowicz, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3077-3082 (2008)

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We present a new type of photonic structures in quadratic nonlinear materials that enable efficient and continuous all-optical deflection. The structures are based on two-dimensional modulation of the nonlinear coefficient and consist of a set of symmetric or anti-symmetric arcs that form a periodic pattern in the propagation direction and a chirped pattern in the transverse direction. Stoichiometric lithium tantalite structures were tested by second harmonic generation. Varying the pump wavelength from 1545 nm to 1536 nm resulted in continuous angular deflection of the second harmonic wave up to ~2.3°. Continuous deflection was also obtained by varying the crystal temperature at a fixed pump wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2008
Published: February 20, 2008

Tal Ellenbogen, Ayelet Ganany-Padowicz, and Ady Arie, "Nonlinear photonic structures for all-optical deflection," Opt. Express 16, 3077-3082 (2008)

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