Abstract

A new cubic nonlinear optical effect in which a linearly polarized wave propagating in a single quadratic medium is converted into a wave that is cross polarized to the input wave is observed in BBO crystal. The effect is explained by cascading of two different second-order processes: second-harmonic generation and difference frequency mixing.

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1962 (1)

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Alexander, T. A.

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Banks, P.S.

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L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 31, 910 (1995).
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Bosenberg, W. R.

Buchvarov, I.

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, Ch. Iglev, and K. Koynov, Opt. Commun. 141, 173 (1997).
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Butcher, P. N.

P. N. Butcher and D. Cotter, The Elements of Nonlinear Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1990).

Cotter, D.

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DeLong, K. W.

Deyanova, Y.

Ding, J. D.

Feit, M. D.

Fittinghoff, D. N.

Gauthier, D. J.

Gu, X.

Hagan, D. J.

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Hollberg, L.

Hooper, B. A.

Iglev, Ch.

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Itoh, H.

Kaino, T.

Kivshar, Yu. S.

Koynov, K.

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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]

Krumbugel, M. A.

Lefort, L.

L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 31, 910 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Levenson, M. D.

Liu, Y.

Madey, J. M. J.

Makarov, M. V.

Maker, P. D.

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[CrossRef]

Malomed, B. A.

Ming, N.-B.

S.-N. Zhu, Y.-Y. Zhu, and N.-B. Ming, Science 278, 843 (1997).
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Penzkofer, A.

P. Qiu and A. Penzkofer, Appl. Phys. B 45, 225 (1988).
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P. Qiu and A. Penzkofer, Appl. Phys. B 45, 225 (1988).
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Saltiel, S.

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Yu. S. Kivshar, A. A. Sukhorukov, and S. M. Saltiel, Phys. Rev. E 60, R5056 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sammut, R.

Savage, C. M.

R. W. Terhune, P. D. Maker, and C. M. Savage, Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 404 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G.

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

Sukhorukov, A. A.

Yu. S. Kivshar, A. A. Sukhorukov, and S. M. Saltiel, Phys. Rev. E 60, R5056 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sweetser, J. N.

Terhune, R. W.

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[CrossRef]

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Torner, L.

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

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Trebino, R.

Van Baak, D. A.

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Wang, J.

Wei, J.

Wells, J. S.

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Zhu, S.-N.

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

S.-N. Zhu, Y.-Y. Zhu, and N.-B. Ming, Science 278, 843 (1997).
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Zink, L.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

P. Qiu and A. Penzkofer, Appl. Phys. B 45, 225 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 31, 910 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

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

Opt. Commun. (3)

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

J. N. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbugel, and R. Trebino, Opt. Commun. 142, 269 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (10)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

Yu. S. Kivshar, A. A. Sukhorukov, and S. M. Saltiel, Phys. Rev. E 60, R5056 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. W. Terhune, P. D. Maker, and C. M. Savage, Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 404 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

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

Other (1)

P. N. Butcher and D. Cotter, The Elements of Nonlinear Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1990).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependence of the XPW signal Ie,out-Ibg on input pump intensity. Solid curve, quadratic fit to the experimental points that were recorded for Io,in<350 GW/cm2. Inset, diagram of generation of a XPW. NLC, nonlinear χ2 crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimentally measured XPW and non-PM SH signals as a function of the deviation Δθ from the PM angle for type   II SHG. The input power for these two curves is Io,in300 GW/cm2. The bottom curve, taken with Io,in30 GW/cm2, represents the PM type  II SHG signal measured in a separate experiment when both ordinary and extraordinary waves entered the BBO crystal (the purpose of this recording is to demonstrate the position of the phase-matching angle for the second step).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized XPW signal for three different sets of input and crystal length.

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Ie=ϵocn2σ12A42 Δk12sin22σ2AL,

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