Nonlinear optical holograms for spatial and spectral shaping of light waves

Asia Shapira*, Liran Naor, Ady Arie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Shaping either the spatial or the spectral output of a nonlinear interaction is accomplished by introducing basic concepts of computer-generated holography into the nonlinear optics regime. The possibilities of arbitrarily spatially shaping the result of a nonlinear interaction are presented for different phase-matching schemes allowing for both one- and two-dimensional shaping. Shaping the spectrum of a beam in nonlinear interaction is also possible by utilizing similar holographic techniques. The novel and complete control of the output of a nonlinear interaction opens exciting options in the fields of particle manipulation, optical communications, spectroscopy and quantum information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1415
Number of pages13
JournalScience Bulletin
Volume60
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015

Funding

FundersFunder number
Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
Israel Science Foundation1310/13

    Keywords

    • Beam shaping
    • Computer-generated holograms
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Spectral shaping

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