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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1663–1665

Enhancement of χ(2) cascading processes in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures

G. D'Aguanno, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, and C. M. Bowden  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1663-1665 (1999)

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We theoretically analyze the nonlinear phase shifts induced by cascaded χ(2)(2) processes in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures. We find that the enhancement of the density of modes near the band edge, coupled with a suitable choice of relative phase mismatch, leads to a remarkable new effect: The relative phase shift of the fundamental field on transmission can be of the order of π over a distance of 7μm , with input intensities of the order of only 10 MW/cm2.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

G. D'Aguanno, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, and C. M. Bowden, "Enhancement of χ(2) cascading processes in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures," Opt. Lett. 24, 1663-1665 (1999)

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