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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1581–1583

Switching the acceleration direction of Airy beams by a nonlinear optical process

Ido Dolev, Tal Ellenbogen, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1581-1583 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001581


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Abstract

We present experimental control of the acceleration direction of Airy beams generated by nonlinear three-wave mixing processes in an asymmetrically poled nonlinear photonic crystal. Changing the crystal temperature enabled us to switch the phase matching condition between second-harmonic generation and difference-frequency generation in the same nonlinear crystal and thereby to change the acceleration direction and the wavelength of the output Airy beam. All-optical control of the acceleration direction can be also realized at a fixed crystal temperature by using a tunable pump source and selecting the proper crystal poling period.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2010
Published: May 5, 2010

Citation
Ido Dolev, Tal Ellenbogen, and Ady Arie, "Switching the acceleration direction of Airy beams by a nonlinear optical process," Opt. Lett. 35, 1581-1583 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-10-1581


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