Abstract

We introduce a rigorous theory of third-harmonic generation in optical waveguides and apply it to design a micro-fiber waveguide for efficient generation of third-harmonic radiation from infrared lasers. Phase-matching with efficient mode overlap is achieved in micro-fibers having a diameter roughly equal to half of the fundamental wavelength. Using a typical solid-state or fiber laser for pumping, high conversion efficiency is possible in only a few centimeters of a micro-fiber.

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A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory, (Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1983).

C. Vassallo, Optical Waveguide Concepts, (Elsevier, 1991).

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Third Edition (John Wiley& Sons, Inc.,1998).

R. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Second Edition (Academic Press, 2002).

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