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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3266–3268

Third-harmonic generation via nonlinear Raman–Nath diffraction in nonlinear photonic crystal

Yan Sheng, Wenjie Wang, Roy Shiloh, Vito Roppo, Ady Arie, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3266-3268 (2011)

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We report on the observation of multiple third-harmonic conical waves generated in an annular periodically poled nonlinear photonic crystal. We show that the conical beams are formed as a result of the cascading effect involving two parametric processes that satisfy either the transverse and/or longitudinal phase-patching conditions. This is the first experimental observation of third-harmonic generation based on nonlinear Raman–Nath diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Yan Sheng, Wenjie Wang, Roy Shiloh, Vito Roppo, Ady Arie, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Third-harmonic generation via nonlinear Raman–Nath diffraction in nonlinear photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 36, 3266-3268 (2011)

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