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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3589–3591

Competing nonlinearities in quadratic nonlinear waveguide arrays

Frank Setzpfandt, Dragomir N. Neshev, Roland Schiek, Falk Lederer, Andreas Tünnermann, and Thomas Pertsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3589-3591 (2009)

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We demonstrate experimentally the existence of competing focusing and defocusing nonlinearities in a double-resonant system with quadratic nonlinear response. We use an array of periodically poled coupled optical waveguides and observe inhibition of the nonlinear beam self-action independent on power. This inhibition is demonstrated in both regimes of normal and anomalous beam diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2009
Published: November 13, 2009

Frank Setzpfandt, Dragomir N. Neshev, Roland Schiek, Falk Lederer, Andreas Tünnermann, and Thomas Pertsch, "Competing nonlinearities in quadratic nonlinear waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 34, 3589-3591 (2009)

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