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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 656–658

Cascaded third-harmonic generation in a single short-range-ordered nonlinear photonic crystal

Yan Sheng, Solomon M. Saltiel, and Kaloian Koynov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 656-658 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000656


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Abstract

Collinear third-harmonic generation at 526.7 nm was realized by the simultaneous phase matching of two second-order processes in a single quadratic crystal: second-harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency mixing (SFM). The measured conversion efficiency was 12%. As a nonlinear medium a Li Nb O 3 nonlinear photonic crystal with short-range order was used that allowed simultaneous phase matching by use of discrete reciprocal vector (for the SHG process) and continuous reciprocal vectors (for the SFM process). It was demonstrated that the third harmonic could be generated efficiently in such a crystal even if the intermediate process of SHG was not perfectly phase matched.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2008
Published: February 25, 2009

Citation
Yan Sheng, Solomon M. Saltiel, and Kaloian Koynov, "Cascaded third-harmonic generation in a single short-range-ordered nonlinear photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 34, 656-658 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-5-656


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