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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 848–850

Multiorder nonlinear diffraction in frequency doubling processes

Solomon M. Saltiel, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Ady Arie, Ole Bang, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 848-850 (2009)

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We analyze experimentally light scattering from χ ( 2 ) nonlinear gratings and observe two types of second-harmonic frequency-scattering processes. The first process is identified as Raman–Nath type nonlinear diffraction that is explained by applying only transverse phase-matching conditions. The angular position of this type of diffraction is defined by the ratio of the second-harmonic wavelength and the grating period. In contrast, the second type of nonlinear scattering process is explained by the longitudinal phase matching only, being insensitive to the nonlinear grating period.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2009
Published: March 13, 2009

Solomon M. Saltiel, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Ady Arie, Ole Bang, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Multiorder nonlinear diffraction in frequency doubling processes," Opt. Lett. 34, 848-850 (2009)

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