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- Optical third harmonic generation during femtosecond pulse diffraction in a Bragg grating
- Juodkazis, Saulius; Gaizauskas, Eugenijus; Jarutis, Vygandas; Reif, Jurgen; Matsuo, Shigeki; Misawa, Hiroaki
- We report on a novel phenomenon occurring when ultrashort laser pulses are diffracted in a Bragg grating recorded in a photo-thermo-refractive glass: two intense beams at the third harmonic of the incident laser frequency appear between the direct and the diffracted laser beams. A high conversion efficiency of about 0.04% at an incident intensity of 5 × 1011 W cm−2 in a 1 mm thick grating is attributed to self-phase matching for the third harmonic generation via Cherenkov radiation from the interfering third order polarization of the incident and diffracted beams. It is assumed that this is a general phenomenon for diffraction in a volume grating.
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- Journal article
- Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan 2006), pp. 50-53
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- 02 Physical Sciences; 09 Engineering
- Femtosecond pulse diffraction; Fiber Bragg gratings; Glass; Harmonic generation; Intense beams; Laser beams; Laser optics; Light polarization; Natural frequencies; Refractive index; Volume grating
- Institute of Physics Publishing
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