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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3342–3344

Enhancement of third-harmonic generation in nonlocal spatial solitons

M. Peccianti, A. Pasquazi, G. Assanto, and R. Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3342-3344 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003342


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Abstract

We report on the observation of Type I third-harmonic generation induced by a train of femtosecond laser pulses in nematic liquid crystals. We find that as the average power of the train is increased, the frequency conversion process is enhanced as a consequence of the tight confinement of the pulses into a nonlocal spatial soliton.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Citation
M. Peccianti, A. Pasquazi, G. Assanto, and R. Morandotti, "Enhancement of third-harmonic generation in nonlocal spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 35, 3342-3344 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3342


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