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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3342–3344

Enhancement of third-harmonic generation in nonlocal spatial solitons

M. Peccianti, A. Pasquazi, G. Assanto, and R. Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3342-3344 (2010)

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We report on the observation of Type I third-harmonic generation induced by a train of femtosecond laser pulses in nematic liquid crystals. We find that as the average power of the train is increased, the frequency conversion process is enhanced as a consequence of the tight confinement of the pulses into a nonlocal spatial soliton.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

M. Peccianti, A. Pasquazi, G. Assanto, and R. Morandotti, "Enhancement of third-harmonic generation in nonlocal spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 35, 3342-3344 (2010)

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