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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2003
  • pp: 188–190

Optimal poling of nonlinear photonic crystals for frequency conversion

Andrew H. Norton and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 188-190 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000188


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Abstract

Nonlinear photonic crystals formed by two-dimensional periodic poling of the quadratic susceptibility χ(2) can support quasi-phase-matched harmonic generation. The frequency-conversion efficiency depends on the photonic crystal’s poling pattern through certain Fourier coefficients of the poling function. A procedure is described for finding those poling patterns that are most efficient for any specific quasi-phase-matched frequency-conversion scheme.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Andrew H. Norton and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Optimal poling of nonlinear photonic crystals for frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 28, 188-190 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-3-188

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