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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12783–12789

Second harmonic generation in isotropic media: six-wave mixing of optical vortices

Matt M. Coles, Mathew D. Williams, and David L. Andrews  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12783-12789 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012783


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Abstract

Optical vortex light can be up-converted into a second harmonic output in an isotropic medium, in which such conversion is normally forbidden, through six-wave mixing. The involvement of orbital angular momentum is tackled for the case of a Laguerre-Gaussian pump comprising l = 1 photons. By calculating quantum amplitudes for the emergent radiation states, utilizing a state-sequence method, the analysis identifies the characteristics of the emission and an entangled distribution of conserved orbital momentum. A distinctive conical spread affords a potential means of resolving the individual angular momentum content.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2013
Published: May 16, 2013

Citation
Matt M. Coles, Mathew D. Williams, and David L. Andrews, "Second harmonic generation in isotropic media: six-wave mixing of optical vortices," Opt. Express 21, 12783-12789 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-12783


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