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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3564–3573

Non-collinear generation of third harmonic of IR ultrashort laser pulses by PTR glass volume Bragg gratings

Leo A. Siiman, Julien Lumeau, Lionel Canioni, and Leonid B. Glebov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3564-3573 (2009)

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Three conditions for non-collinear third harmonic generation by a PTR glass volume Bragg grating are demonstrated using infrared ultrashort pulse illumination. Each condition corresponds to a different angle of grating orientation and a separate generation mechanism. We identify the mechanisms as corresponding to sum-frequency generation, Bragg diffraction of 3ω, and a non-resonant Bragg condition involving three ω photons interacting with a nonlinear grating vector. Theoretical modeling is performed using wave vector additions and the results are compared to experimental measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: February 23, 2009

Leo A. Siiman, Julien Lumeau, Lionel Canioni, and Leonid B. Glebov, "Non-collinear generation of third harmonic of IR ultrashort laser pulses by PTR glass volume Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 17, 3564-3573 (2009)

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