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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 763–765

Frequency shifting with local nonlinearity management in nonuniformly poled quadratic nonlinear materials

K. Beckwitt, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 763-765 (2004)

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We show theoretically that the frequency shifts that result from phase-mismatched cascaded processes under conditions of strong group-velocity mismatch can be significantly enhanced by local control of the nonlinearity with propagation. This control is possible with continuous variation of the poling period of quasi-phase-matched structures and can allow one to avoid saturation of the frequency shift. We theoretically demonstrate its applicability to high-quality, efficient frequency shifting of infrared pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

K. Beckwitt, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, "Frequency shifting with local nonlinearity management in nonuniformly poled quadratic nonlinear materials," Opt. Lett. 29, 763-765 (2004)

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