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A birefringent phase-matching method in multilayered hyperbolic metamaterials
Author(s): Surawut Wicharn; Suwan Plaipichit; Thitiya Seesan; Prathan Buranasiri
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Paper Abstract

Multilayered hyperbolic metamaterials (MHM) is proposed to create phase matching of fundamental-frequency (FF) and third-harmonic (TH) field components with a unique dispersion provided by the engineered MHM structure for third-harmonic generation in ultra-short pulse regime. In this work, we analytically study the ensuing possibilities and demonstrate that a birefringent phase-matching can be alternatively achieved with a wide range of involved material parameters and optimal engineering of MHM structure. When the phase-matched conditions is satisfied by birefringent phase-matching method, the growth rate of the TH intensity generating as a function of the nonlinear-optical interaction length to be obviously increased. This method opens new ways of improving the conversion efficiency of frequency tripling regardless of the coherence length in the bulk of a nonlinear material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10516, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII, 105161M (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2292534
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Surawut Wicharn, Srinakharinwirot Univ. (Thailand)
Suwan Plaipichit, Srinakharinwirot Univ. (Thailand)
Thitiya Seesan, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Prathan Buranasiri, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10516:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov; Kenneth L. Schepler, Editor(s)

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