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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 329–331

Efficient third and one-third harmonic generation in nonlinear waveguides

Shahraam Afshar V., M. A. Lohe, Timothy Lee, Tanya M. Monro, and Neil G. R. Broderick  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 329-331 (2013)

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We investigate the interaction between fundamental and third harmonic fields in a nonlinear waveguide. We develop a method for evaluating the maximum efficiency of third harmonic (upconversion) and one-third harmonic (downconversion) generation by considering the solitonic behavior of the interaction. This method can be used to engineer waveguide parameters and identify the input power that enables maximum conversion efficiency to be achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: January 28, 2013

Shahraam Afshar V., M. A. Lohe, Timothy Lee, Tanya M. Monro, and Neil G. R. Broderick, "Efficient third and one-third harmonic generation in nonlinear waveguides," Opt. Lett. 38, 329-331 (2013)

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