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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 832–834

Creating second-order nonlinearity in pure synthetic silica optical fibers by thermal poling

Honglin An and Simon Fleming  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 832-834 (2007)

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A twin-hole optical fiber with pure synthetic silicate glass between the two electrode holes was thermally poled. The induced second-order nonlinearity (SON) was located at the core–cladding interface sections that were nearly parallel to the poling electric field. The polarization dependence of the induced SON suggests that nonlinearity was due to the presence of a space-charge field, which was probably formed by electron migration among the defects located at the core–cladding interface. The magnitude of the induced SON was measured to be 0.06 pm V .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Honglin An and Simon Fleming, "Creating second-order nonlinearity in pure synthetic silica optical fibers by thermal poling," Opt. Lett. 32, 832-834 (2007)

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