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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1720–1722

Optical parametric processes in isotropic third-order nonlinear media with magneto-optic properties

Valerio Pruneri and Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 23, pp. 1720-1722 (2000)

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Optical parametric interaction in isotropic third-order nonlinear media with magneto-optic properties is investigated. It is shown that new phase-matching conditions with a magneto-optic contribution are possible. In particular, we study four-wave mixing and electric field–induced three-wave parametric processes in the presence of a magnetic field applied along the direction of propagation of the interacting waves. Control of the new phase-matching branches can be achieved by tuning of the magnetic field.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

Valerio Pruneri and Stefano Longhi, "Optical parametric processes in isotropic third-order nonlinear media with magneto-optic properties," Opt. Lett. 25, 1720-1722 (2000)

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