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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25715–25726

Unified approach to Čerenkov second harmonic generation

Vito Roppo, Ksawery Kalinowski, Yan Sheng, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Crina Cojocaru, and Jose Trull  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25715-25726 (2013)

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We discuss the effect of second harmonic generation via the Čerenkov-like process in nonlinear bulk media and waveguides. We show that in both schemes the Čerenkov harmonic emission represents in fact a nonlinear Bragg diffraction process. It is therefore possible, for the first time, to describe the bulk and waveguide Čerenkov emission uniformly by considering the spatial modulation of the second-order nonlinear polarization. This is also experimentally illustrated by studying the Čerenkov second harmonic generation at the boundary of a nonlinear quadratic medium via the total internal reflection inside the nonlinear crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Vito Roppo, Ksawery Kalinowski, Yan Sheng, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Crina Cojocaru, and Jose Trull, "Unified approach to Čerenkov second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 21, 25715-25726 (2013)

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