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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3595–3597

Stable frequency doubling by all-optical poling in dye-doped polymer optical fibers

Regis Barille, Anna Samoc, Marek Samoc, Barry Luther-Davies, and Jean-Michel Nunzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3595-3597 (2010)

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We present experimental studies of all-optical poling (AOP) in large-core dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) plastic optical fibers. We show that the confinement of light within the fiber core permits us to reach the upper limit of second harmonic generation achievable by AOP using repeated trans–cis isomerization. Quantification of the output power indicates self-seeding that can counteract relaxation of the orientation during readout of the induced nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2010
Published: October 21, 2010

Regis Barille, Anna Samoc, Marek Samoc, Barry Luther-Davies, and Jean-Michel Nunzi, "Stable frequency doubling by all-optical poling in dye-doped polymer optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 3595-3597 (2010)

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