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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1273–1275

Engineerable generation of quadratic solitons in synthetic phase matching

Silvia Carrasco, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, and Roland Schiek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 17, pp. 1273-1275 (2000)

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We show that the efficiency and the mismatch bandwidth of quadratic soliton formation under conditions of second-harmonic generation can be enhanced in an important way in synthetic phase-matching profiles. Soliton excitation in smooth but arbitrary profiles is shown to be well described by a reduced variational approach. The potential of abrupt, nonadiabatic profiles for improved soliton formation is numerically revealed.

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(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Silvia Carrasco, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, and Roland Schiek, "Engineerable generation of quadratic solitons in synthetic phase matching," Opt. Lett. 25, 1273-1275 (2000)

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