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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3948–3953

Multi-directional Čerenkov second harmonic generation in two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal

Yan Sheng, Vito Roppo, Mingliang Ren, Ksawery Kalinowski, Crina Cojocaru, Jose Trull, Zhiyuan Li, Kaloian Koynov, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3948-3953 (2012)

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We study Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in a two-dimensional quasi-periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal. We employ a new geometry of interaction to observe simultaneous emission of multi-directional nonlinear Čerenkov radiation with comparable intensities. This opens a way to control the angle of Čerenkov emission by tailoring the nonlinearity of the material, which is otherwise intrinsically defined by dielectric constants of the medium and their dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2012
Published: February 1, 2012

Yan Sheng, Vito Roppo, Mingliang Ren, Ksawery Kalinowski, Crina Cojocaru, Jose Trull, Zhiyuan Li, Kaloian Koynov, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Multi-directional Čerenkov second harmonic generation in two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal," Opt. Express 20, 3948-3953 (2012)

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