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Mixing of Polarization States in Zincblende Nonlinear Optical Crystals

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Author(s)

Paulina S. Kuo, M. M. Fejer

Abstract

We describe second-order nonlinear optical mixing in non-birefringent, zincblende-structure materials that can be quasi-phasematched. Lack of birefringence and quasi-phasematching together allow efficient nonlinear mixing between diverse polarization states. We derive six coupled-wave equations that describe nonlinear optical mixing between the two orthogonal polarizations of the three frequencies in the second-order nonlinear interaction. The interactions of the additional polarization states can lead to apparent reduction in conversion efficiencies in optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
26
Issue
21

Citation

Kuo, P. and Fejer, M. (2018), Mixing of Polarization States in Zincblende Nonlinear Optical Crystals, Optics Express, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.026971 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created October 1, 2018, Updated March 1, 2021