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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1277–1279

Efficiency of quadratic soliton generation

Elena López-Lago, Christos Simos, Vincent Couderc, Alain Barthélémy, David Artigas, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1277-1279 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001277


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Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of soliton content as a function of the intensity of input light for multicolor quadratic solitons. Experiments were conducted with spatial solitons excited with Gaussian beams in a bulk crystal cut for second-harmonic generation. The effects introduced by the finite crystal length and by the scheme employed to elucidate the soliton energy are highlighted.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Elena López-Lago, Christos Simos, Vincent Couderc, Alain Barthélémy, David Artigas, and Lluis Torner, "Efficiency of quadratic soliton generation," Opt. Lett. 26, 1277-1279 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1277


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