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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13889–13894

Frequency Generation and Solitonic Decay in ThreeWave Interactions

Fabio Baronio, Matteo Conforti, Marco Andreana, Vincent Couderc, Costantino De Angelis, Stefan Wabnitz, Alain Barthélémy, and Antonio Degasperis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13889-13894 (2009)

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We consider experimentally three-wave resonant nonlinear interactions of fields propagating in nonlinear media. We investigate the spatial dynamics of two diffractionless beams at frequency ω1, ω2 which mix to generate a field at the sum frequency ω3. If the generated field at ω3 can sustain a soliton, it decays into solitons at ω1, ω2. We report the experimental evidence of the transition from steady frequency wave generation to solitonic decay in nonlinear optics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2009
Published: July 27, 2009

Fabio Baronio, Matteo Conforti, Marco Andreana, Vincent Couderc, Costantino De Angelis, Stefan Wabnitz, Alain Barthélémy, and Antonio Degasperis, "Frequency Generation and Solitonic Decay in ThreeWave Interactions," Opt. Express 17, 13889-13894 (2009)

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