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Third-harmonic generation enhancement in polymer-dispersed liquid crystal grating
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the enhancement of third-harmonic generation in one-dimensional periodic grating structure with lowindex contrast, which is produced by holographic illuminated liquid crystal droplets and called polymer-dispersed liquid crystal grating, with near-infrared pumping has been demonstrated. The observed enhancement process is theoretically explained and modeled with a multi-scale perturbation analysis and split-step Fourier transform technique, respectively. We show that the third-harmonic generation has been enhanced by setting the fundamental frequency wavelength to the long-wavelength band-edge of the first photonic band-gap of this periodic structure and satisfying band-edge phasematched condition. The numerical results show that a dramatic enhancement of the third-harmonic field is observed near the long-wavelength band-edge of the second photonic band-gap. Furthermore, the conversion efficiency of thirdharmonic field of forward-propagating direction is more than of backward-propagating direction by a factor of 600.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9162, Active Photonic Materials VI, 916223 (12 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062481
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S. Wicharn, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
P. Buranasiri, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9162:
Active Photonic Materials VI
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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