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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8220–8230

Čerenkov-type second-harmonic spectroscopy in random nonlinear photonic structures

Mousa Ayoub, Philip Roedig, Kaloian Koynov, Jörg Imbrock, and Cornelia Denz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8220-8230 (2013)

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We report on experimental and theoretical studies of Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in random nonlinear photonic structures with different two-dimensional distributions of the ferroelectric domains. We utilize Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation spectroscopy to estimate the average ferroelectric domain size by analyzing the spatial Fourier spectrum of the domain patterns. This is measured by scanning the Čerenkov second-harmonic signal for different angles of incidence and light polarizations of the fundamental wave. By comparing the experimental results with numerically simulated Fourier spectra, the corresponding domain patterns are retrieved, which are in a good correspondence with images obtained by Čerenkov-type second-harmonic generation microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

Mousa Ayoub, Philip Roedig, Kaloian Koynov, Jörg Imbrock, and Cornelia Denz, "Čerenkov-type second-harmonic spectroscopy in random nonlinear photonic structures," Opt. Express 21, 8220-8230 (2013)

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