17 January 2011 Functional nonlinear photonic crystals
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Proceedings Volume 7747, 16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications; 774716 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887841
Event: XVI International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 2010, Nessebar, Bulgaria
Abstract
Nonlinear photonic crystals are materials in which the second order susceptibility is modulated. These structures are often used in nonlinear optics applications for compensating the phase mismatch between interacting waves. The progress in techniques of modulating the nonlinearity enables to explore new applications, based on all-optical control of the phase, amplitude and polarization of the nonlinearly generated waves. This enables the realization of functional nonlinear optical devices, such as nonlinear lenses, switches, polarization rotators, deflectors and beam shapers. Here we will discuss in detail two applications that are enabled by specially designed nonlinear photonic crystals: All optical polarization switching, and the generation, nonlinear mixing and manipulation of accelerating Airy beams.
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Ayelet Ganany Padowicz, Ayelet Ganany Padowicz, Ido Dolev, Ido Dolev, Tal Ellenbogen, Tal Ellenbogen, Ady Arie, Ady Arie, } "Functional nonlinear photonic crystals", Proc. SPIE 7747, 16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 774716 (17 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887841
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