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Spatial control of second-harmonic light from a disordered structure
Author(s): Francisco J. Rodríguez; Can Yao; Jorge Bravo-Abad; Jordi Martorell
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Paper Abstract

The second harmonic light generated in crystals with a random distribution of nonlinear domains is usually emitted in a broad range of directions. When the fundamental light has good coherence, the intensity of the second harmonic shows a speckle pattern even when the crystal is transparent. We explain that with the interference at the detection point of the second harmonic generated by the different domains. Using a phase-only spatial light modulator in the fundamental beam, it is possible to concentrate the second harmonic intensity in one direction at the same time that the intensity is reduced in the other directions. In our experiments we measured enhancements in the selected direction up of 700 times over the average intensity in other directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8425, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X, 84251D (25 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921765
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Francisco J. Rodríguez, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Can Yao, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Jorge Bravo-Abad, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Jordi Martorell, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8425:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X
Hernán Ruy Míguez; Sergei G. Romanov; Lucio Claudio Andreani; Christian Seassal, Editor(s)

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