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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2136–2138

Two-dimensional nonlinear beam shaping

Asia Shapira, Roy Shiloh, Irit Juwiler, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2136-2138 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002136


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Abstract

We develop a technique for two-dimensional arbitrary wavefront shaping in quadratic nonlinear crystals by using binary nonlinear computer generated holograms. The method is based on transverse illumination of a binary modulated nonlinear photonic crystal, where the phase matching is partially satisfied through the nonlinear Raman–Nath process. We demonstrate the method experimentally showing a conversion of a fundamental Gaussian beam pump light into three Hermite–Gaussian and three Laguerre–Gaussian beams in the second harmonic. Two-dimensional binary nonlinear computer generated holograms open wide possibilities in the field of nonlinear beam shaping and mode conversion.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

Citation
Asia Shapira, Roy Shiloh, Irit Juwiler, and Ady Arie, "Two-dimensional nonlinear beam shaping," Opt. Lett. 37, 2136-2138 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-2136


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