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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3978–3980

Controlling the disorder properties of quadratic nonlinear photonic crystals

Idith Varon, Gil Porat, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 3978-3980 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003978


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a modulation scheme for disordered nonlinear crystals that combines periodic modulation and disordered sections. The crystal is divided into a set of identical periodically poled building blocks, whereby each block is followed by a short section of random length. We use this scheme to achieve broadband second harmonic generation in KTiOPO 4 nonlinear crystals while independently controlling the bandwidth and the center of the converted wavelengths as well as the efficiency of conversion. The trade-off between bandwidth and efficiency is improved in comparison with periodically poled crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: October 5, 2011

Citation
Idith Varon, Gil Porat, and Ady Arie, "Controlling the disorder properties of quadratic nonlinear photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 36, 3978-3980 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-3978


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