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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4012–4022

The role of ferroelectric domain structure in second harmonic generation in random quadratic media

V. Roppo, W. Wang, K. Kalinowski, Y. Kong, C. Cojocaru, J. Trull, R. Vilaseca, M. Scalora, W. Krolikowski, and Yu. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4012-4022 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004012


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Abstract

We study theoretically and numerically the second harmonic generation in a nonlinear crystal with random distribution of ferroelectric domains. We show that the specific features of disordered domain structure greatly affect the emission pattern of the generated harmonics. This phenomena can be used to characterize the degree of disorder in nonlinear photonic structures.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2010
Published: February 16, 2010

Citation
Vito Roppo, W. Wang, K. Kalinowski, Y. Kong, C. Cojocaru, J. Trull, R. Vilaseca, M. Scalora, W. Krolikowski, and Yu. Kivshar, "The role of ferroelectric domain structure in second harmonic generation in random quadratic media," Opt. Express 18, 4012-4022 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4012


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