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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3861–3863

Negative group velocity and three-wave mixing in dielectric crystals

Mikhail I. Shalaev, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vitaly V. Slabko, and Alexander K. Popov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3861-3863 (2011)

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We investigate extraordinary features of optical parametric amplification of Stokes electromagnetic waves that originate from the three-wave mixing of a backward phonon wave with negative group velocity and two ordinary electromagnetic waves. Such properties were earlier shown to exist only in plasmonic negative-index metamaterials that are very challenging to fabricate. Nonlinear optical photonic devices with properties similar to those predicted for negative-index metamaterials are proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Mikhail I. Shalaev, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vitaly V. Slabko, and Alexander K. Popov, "Negative group velocity and three-wave mixing in dielectric crystals," Opt. Lett. 36, 3861-3863 (2011)

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