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Self pulsing due to backward second-harmonic generation in engineered PPLN: the role of the induced cubic nonlinearity
Author(s): M. Conforti; A. Locatelli; C. De Angelis; A. Parini; M. Lauritano; G. Bellanca; S. Trillo
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Paper Abstract

We study the effects of the induced third-order nonlinearity on backward second-harmonic generation in Penodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN). We show that self-phase and cross-phase modulation terms induced by a proper engineering of the domain length can compete with intrinsic quadratic nonlinearity enriching the dynamics of the system. In particular it allows for self oscillation even with vanishing second-harmonic input.

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Date Published: 4 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6610, Laser Optics 2006: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion, 66100X (4 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740155
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M. Conforti, Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
A. Locatelli, Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
C. De Angelis, Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
A. Parini, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)
M. Lauritano, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)
G. Bellanca, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)
S. Trillo, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6610:
Laser Optics 2006: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion

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