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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 13969–13974

Quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic Talbot self-imaging in a 2D periodically-poled LiTaO3 crystal

Dongmei Liu, Dunzhao Wei, Yong Zhang, Jiong Zou, X. P. Hu, S. N. Zhu, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 13969-13974 (2013)

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We demonstrate the improved second-harmonic Talbot self-imaging through the quasi-phase-matching technique in a 2D periodically-poled LiTaO3 crystal. The domain structure not only composes a nonlinear optical grating which is necessary to realize nonlinear Talbot self-imaging, but also provides reciprocal vectors to satisfy the phase-matching condition for second-harmonic generation. Our experimental results show that quasi-phase-matching can improve the intensity of the second-harmonic Talbot self-imaging by a factor of 21.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: June 3, 2013

Dongmei Liu, Dunzhao Wei, Yong Zhang, Jiong Zou, X. P. Hu, S. N. Zhu, and Min Xiao, "Quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic Talbot self-imaging in a 2D periodically-poled LiTaO3 crystal," Opt. Express 21, 13969-13974 (2013)

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