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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13419–13424

Large phase shift via polarization-coupling cascading

Juan Huo and Xianfeng Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13419-13424 (2012)

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Herein, we propose a phenomenon of “polarization-coupling (PC) cascading” generated in MgO doped periodically poled lithium niobate crystal (PPMgLN). PC cascading contributes to the effective electro-optical (EO) Kerr effect that is several orders of magnitude stronger than the classical ones. Experiment of Newton’s rings demonstrates the large phase accumulation during the PC cascaded processes, and the experimental data is identical with the theoretical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2012
Published: May 31, 2012

Juan Huo and Xianfeng Chen, "Large phase shift via polarization-coupling cascading," Opt. Express 20, 13419-13424 (2012)

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