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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1198–1200

Control of the polarization properties of the supercontinuum generation in a noncentrosymmetric crystal

R. Sai Santosh Kumar, K. L. N. Deepak, and D. Narayana Rao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1198-1200 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001198


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Abstract

A systematic experimental study on the polarization properties of supercontinuum generation (SCG) in a noncentrosymmetric crystal (KDP) is reported. Our studies show that depolarization of the SCG is dependent on the plane of polarization of incident light as well as on the orientation of the crystal, allowing a better control of the polarization properties.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2008
Published: May 23, 2008

Citation
R. Sai Santosh Kumar, K. L. N. Deepak, and D. Narayana Rao, "Control of the polarization properties of the supercontinuum generation in a noncentrosymmetric crystal," Opt. Lett. 33, 1198-1200 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1198


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