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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 14202–14211

Optical second-harmonic scattering from a non-diffusive random distribution of nonlinear domains

Jorge Bravo-Abad, Xavier Vidal, Jorge L. Domínguez Juárez, and Jordi Martorell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 14202-14211 (2010)

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We show that the weak second harmonic light generated from a random distribution of nonlinear domains of transparent Strontium Barium Niobate crystals can display a particularly intense generation in the forward direction. By using a theoretical model able to analyze the optical response of arbitrary distributions of three-dimensional nonlinear volumes of any shape, we found that the physical origin of this observation can be explained in terms of the scattering of light by a single nonlinear domain.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2010
Published: June 16, 2010

Jorge Bravo-Abad, Xavier Vidal, Jorge Luis Domínguez Juárez, and Jordi Martorell, "Optical second-harmonic scattering from a non-diffusive random distribution of nonlinear domains," Opt. Express 18, 14202-14211 (2010)

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