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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1139–1141

Cavityless oscillation through backward quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation

Claudio Conti, Gaetano Assanto, and Stefano Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 16, pp. 1139-1141 (1999)

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In an amplifier, nonlinear feedback from mismatched backward second-harmonic generation leads to strong enhancement of parametric conversion. With reference to LiNbO3 quasi-phase-matched waveguides, we propose a parametric bistable device that operates simultaneously in two colors and in the cw or the self-pulsed regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

Claudio Conti, Gaetano Assanto, and Stefano Trillo, "Cavityless oscillation through backward quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 24, 1139-1141 (1999)

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