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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 925–928

Zero focusing via competing nonlinearities in beta-barium-borate crystals

K. Krupa, F. Baronio, M. Conforti, S. Trillo, A. Tonello, and V. Couderc  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 925-928 (2014)

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We investigate nonlinear focusing behavior of light beams propagating in beta-barium-borate crystals under mismatched second-harmonic generation. We clearly identify experimentally multiple self-focusing and defocusing regions against the orientation angle and the condition where competing quadratic and cubic nonlinearities perfectly compensate each other (zero-focusing point).

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2014
Published: February 10, 2014

K. Krupa, F. Baronio, M. Conforti, S. Trillo, A. Tonello, and V. Couderc, "Zero focusing via competing nonlinearities in beta-barium-borate crystals," Opt. Lett. 39, 925-928 (2014)

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