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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 689–691

Fractional second-harmonic Talbot effect

Zhenhua Chen, Dongmei Liu, Yong Zhang, Jianming Wen, S. N. Zhu, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 689-691 (2012)

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We demonstrate the fractional second-harmonic (SH) Talbot effect in a hexagonally poled LiTaO 3 crystal. We carefully record the SH Talbot images at 1 / 2 , 1 / 3 , and 1 / 4 Talbot lengths, which are well matched with the simulated images by using the modified Rayleigh–Sommerfeld diffraction formula. A simplified model with a hexagonal array is adopted in the simulations. Also, we use a modified reciprocal vector theory to analytically explain the evolution of the SH array at fractional Talbot lengths. Our results show that the images are sensitive to the duty circle and the background of the array.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Image Reconstruction and Inverse Problems

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2011
Published: February 14, 2012

Zhenhua Chen, Dongmei Liu, Yong Zhang, Jianming Wen, S. N. Zhu, and Min Xiao, "Fractional second-harmonic Talbot effect," Opt. Lett. 37, 689-691 (2012)

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