Abstract

A method of intensity-dependent polarization switching is proposed. The effect is based on simultaneous action of two phase-matched second-order processes in a quadratic medium. Using analytical and numerical techniques, we demonstrate that a single linearly polarized fundamental wave, when it is propagating in such a medium, can efficiently generate a new fundamental wave of orthogonal polarization. The polarization switching is explained by an effective four-wave-mixing process that is performed through second-order cascading.

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Iglev, Ch.

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Kim, H.-K.

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K. Koynov and S. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 152, 96 (1998).
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I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, Ch. Iglev, and K. Koynov, Opt. Commun. 141, 173 (1997).
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Roisse, E.

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 34, 672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Saltiel, S.

Y. S. Kivshar, T. J. Alexander, and S. Saltiel, Opt. Lett. 24, 759 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Koynov and S. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 152, 96 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, Ch. Iglev, and K. Koynov, Opt. Commun. 141, 173 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, and I. Buchvarov, Appl. Phys. B 63, 371 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. Saltiel, I. Buchvarov, and K. Koynov, in Advanced Photonics with Second-Order Optically Nonlinear Processes, A. Boardman, L. Pavlov, and S. Tanev, eds. (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1998), pp. 89–112.

Schmidt, E.

Segala, D.

Stegeman, G.

G. Stegeman, D. J. Hagan, and L. Torner, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 1691 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, and M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. L. Sundheimer, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, and J. D. Bierlein, Electron. Lett. 30, 975 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, and G. I. Stegeman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2631 (1989).

Sukhorukov, A. P.

A. P. Sukhorukov and I. V. Tomov, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 13, 267 (1970).

Sundheimer, M. L.

M. L. Sundheimer, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, and J. D. Bierlein, Electron. Lett. 30, 975 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sweetser, J. N.

Tomov, I. V.

A. P. Sukhorukov and I. V. Tomov, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 13, 267 (1970).

Torelli, I.

Torner, L.

G. Stegeman, D. J. Hagan, and L. Torner, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 1691 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

Trevino-Palacios, C. G.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, and M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Trillo, S.

Van Baak, D. A.

Villeneuve, A.

M. L. Sundheimer, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, and J. D. Bierlein, Electron. Lett. 30, 975 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wabnitz, S.

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, and G. I. Stegeman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2631 (1989).

Wells, J. S.

Xie, K.

A. D. Boardman, P. Bontemps, and K. Xie, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 30, 891 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Boardman and K. Xie, Phys. Rev. E 55, 1899 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yokohama, I.

Zhu, S.-N.

S.-N. Zhu, Y.-Y. Zhu, and N.-B. Ming, Science 278, 843 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Y.-Y.

S.-N. Zhu, Y.-Y. Zhu, and N.-B. Ming, Science 278, 843 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zink, L.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, and I. Buchvarov, Appl. Phys. B 63, 371 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

M. L. Sundheimer, A. Villeneuve, G. I. Stegeman, and J. D. Bierlein, Electron. Lett. 30, 975 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, and M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 34, 672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, and G. I. Stegeman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2631 (1989).

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. (1)

A. P. Sukhorukov and I. V. Tomov, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Radiofiz. 13, 267 (1970).

J. Opt. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. D. Boardman, P. Bontemps, and K. Xie, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 30, 891 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Stegeman, D. J. Hagan, and L. Torner, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 1691 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

K. Koynov and S. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 152, 96 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, Ch. Iglev, and K. Koynov, Opt. Commun. 141, 173 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

A. D. Boardman and K. Xie, Phys. Rev. E 55, 1899 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

V. G. Dmitriev and S. G. Greshin, Proc. SPIE 3733, 228 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

S.-N. Zhu, Y.-Y. Zhu, and N.-B. Ming, Science 278, 843 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

M. Bass, ed., Handbook of Optics. Vol. II: Devices, Measurements, and Properties (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1995).

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurdzanyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[CrossRef]

S. Saltiel, I. Buchvarov, and K. Koynov, in Advanced Photonics with Second-Order Optically Nonlinear Processes, A. Boardman, L. Pavlov, and S. Tanev, eds. (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1998), pp. 89–112.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Diagram of the double-phase-matched cascading scheme for PS. (b), (c) Wave B efficiency ηb (solid curve), wave B degree of polarization, Qb (dashed curve), SHG efficiency sL/a02 (dotted–dashed curve), and wave A depletion aL/a02 (dotted curve) as a function of the normalized input amplitude σa0L.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Degree of polarization of wave B versus wave-vector mismatch difference Δk1-Δk2L for fixed normalized input amplitude. The two numbers assigned to each curve correspond to the wave-vector mismatch Δk1L and to the efficiency bL/a02 of generation of wave B at the maximum of the curve.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Wave B efficiency and wave A depletion as a function of the mismatches Δk1L and Δk2L. Input amplitude, σa0L=3.7.

Equations (4)

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dS/dz=-iσ1A2expiΔk1z-2iσ2AB×expiΔk2z, dA/dz=-iσ1SA*exp-iΔk1z-iσ2SB*×exp-iΔk2z, dB/dz=-iσ2SA*exp-iΔk2z,
dAdz-iΔk1σ12A2+2σ22B2A-iσ1σ2Δk12A*B~+AB~*A=0,
dB~dz+iΔk1-Δk2B~-i2σ22Δk1A2B~-iσ1σ2Δk1A2A=0.
B=σ1σ2Δk1A2AL sincDL/2×expiπ2-DL2+Δk1-Δk2L,

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