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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6976–6983

Manipulation of quadratic cascading processes in a locally quasi-periodic χ(2) medium

Wenjie Wang, Yan Sheng, Shaoding Liu, Xiaoying Niu, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6976-6983 (2014)

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We theoretically and numerically investigate the quadratic cascading effect of third-harmonic (TH) generation in a locally quasi-periodic nonlinear photonic structure. We study the effect of structure parameters on the acceptance bandwidth and conversion efficiency of the cascading process. We demonstrate that the conversion efficiency of the cascading process can be enhanced by using a longer locally quasi-periodic nonlinear photonic crystal, without adversely affecting the acceptance bandwidth of the emitted radiation.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

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: December 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

Wenjie Wang, Yan Sheng, Shaoding Liu, Xiaoying Niu, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Manipulation of quadratic cascading processes in a locally quasi-periodic χ(2) medium," Opt. Express 22, 6976-6983 (2014)

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