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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2001
  • pp: 539–541

Efficient collinear fourth-harmonic generation by two-channel multistep cascading in a single two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal

Martijn de Sterke, Solomon M. Saltiel, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 539-541 (2001)

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We investigate efficient fourth-harmonic generation in a single two-dimensional (2D) quadratically nonlinear photonic crystal. We propose a novel parametric process that starts with phase-matched generation of a pair of symmetric second-harmonic waves, which then interact to produce a fourth-harmonic wave that is collinear to the fundamental. We show that this process is more efficient than conventional fourth-harmonic-generation schemes by a factor that reaches 4 at low intensities and discuss how to design and optimize the nonlinear 2D photonic crystals that are implemented in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 .

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Martijn de Sterke, Solomon M. Saltiel, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Efficient collinear fourth-harmonic generation by two-channel multistep cascading in a single two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 26, 539-541 (2001)

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