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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4206–4211

Energy transfer from wide-band supercontinuum to narrow-band second harmonic generation

Jing Wen, Hongbing Jiang, Li Chen, Xipeng Zhang, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4206-4211 (2010)

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We present an experimental and theoretical study of energy transfer from a wide-band supercontinuum to narrow-band second harmonic light during propagation of a femtosecond pulse in a MgO:LiNbO3 crystal. The energy removed from the supercontinuum at 1038 nm by phase-matched second harmonic generation is compensated by energy transfer from other wavelengths within the supercontinuum by self phase modulation via the Kerr effect.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2010
Published: February 17, 2010

Jing Wen, Hongbing Jiang, Li Chen, Xipeng Zhang, and Qihuang Gong, "Energy transfer from wide-band supercontinuum to narrow-band second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 18, 4206-4211 (2010)

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