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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 837–839

Laser-induced quasi-phase matching in thermally poled glasses

S. Montant, H. Guillet de Chatellus, and E. Freysz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 837-839 (2001)

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Quasi phase matching was induced within a few minutes by optical means in a thermally poled glass sample. The spatial modulation of χ(2) that was induced by two-photon absorption of the sample subjected to an intense sinusoidal pump intensity pattern resulted in a χ(2) grating. The second-harmonic generation produced by a probe beam was diffracted in specific directions by this χ(2) grating, thus providing a way to monitor its inscription inside the glass. This χ(2) grating is extremely stable at room temperature and in ambient laboratory conditions. During the process of inscription, a linear index grating was also induced. It was not stable, and it relaxed rapidly.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

S. Montant, H. Guillet de Chatellus, and E. Freysz, "Laser-induced quasi-phase matching in thermally poled glasses," Opt. Lett. 26, 837-839 (2001)

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