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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2001
  • pp: 719–721

Group-velocity-matched three-wave mixing in birefringent crystals

Arlee V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 10, pp. 719-721 (2001)

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It is shown that the combination of pulse-front slant, κ -vector tilt, and crystal birefringence often permits exact matching of both phase and group velocities for three-wave mixing in birefringent crystals. This exact match makes possible more-efficient mixing of short light pulses, and it permits efficient mixing of chirped or broadband light. I analyze this process and present examples.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Arlee V. Smith, "Group-velocity-matched three-wave mixing in birefringent crystals," Opt. Lett. 26, 719-721 (2001)

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