Annular symmetry nonlinear frequency converters

Dror Kasimov*, Ady Arie, Emil Winebrand, Gil Rosenman, Ariel Bruner, Pnina Shaier, David Eger

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We present a new type of two-dimensional nonlinear structure for quasi-phase matching. This structure has continuous rotational symmetry, and in contrary to the commonly used periodic structures, is not lattice shaped and has no translation symmetry. It is shown that this annular symmetry structure possesses interesting phase matching attributes that are significantly different than those of periodic structures. In particular, it enables simultaneous phase-matched frequency doubling of the same pump into several different directions. Moreover, it has extremely wide phasemismatch tolerance, since a change in the phase matching conditions does not change the second harmonic power, but only changes its propagation direction. Several structures were fabricated using either the indirect e-beam method in LiNbO3 or the electric field poling method in stoichiometric LiTaO3, and their conversion efficiencies, as well as angular and thermal dependencies, were characterized by second harmonic generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9371-9376
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2006


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