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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27277–27283

Control of forward stimulated polariton scattering in periodically-poled KTP crystals

Hoon Jang, Gustav Strömqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Carlota Canalias  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27277-27283 (2013)

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We report suppression of forward stimulated polariton scattering (SPS) in χ(2) structured media. Periodic poling in KTiOPO4 (KTP) leads to the destructive interference of phonon-polariton waves, which is responsible for the dependence of the SPS threshold on the poling period. This was confirmed by comparing the SPS thresholds in periodically-poled KTP (PPKTP) crystals with different poling periods. Further confirming the physical picture, we studied the changes in the Stokes power distribution as a function of the rotation angle of the PPKTP crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(130.2260) Integrated optics : Ferroelectrics

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Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2013
Published: November 1, 2013

Hoon Jang, Gustav Strömqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Carlota Canalias, "Control of forward stimulated polariton scattering in periodically-poled KTP crystals," Opt. Express 21, 27277-27283 (2013)

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