Cascaded second-order effects in N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol, in a molecular single crystal
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION; 2ND-ORDER NONLINEARITIES; FEMTOSECOND PULSES; TRANSISTOR ACTION; LASER-PULSES; ULTRASHORT; SOLITONS; WAVES; MEDIA; Optics
In investigation of cascaded second-order optical effects resulting in effective third-order interactions, temporal and spatial self-action, are presented for N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol (NPP) a molecular single crystal with one of the largest phase-matchable second-order nonlinear coefficients known in the visible and near-infrared portions of the spectrum. We emphasize the effects of temporal and spatial walk-off in the nonlinear-optical propagation in NPP and discuss their consequences for cascaded second-order nonlinear applications. Walkoff effects play a detrimental role in cascaded all-optical switching. Whereas in standard second-harmonic generation walk-off reduces the efficiency but does not prevent the generation, in the case of cascading back-conversation is required and more-deleterious effects occur: a portion of the held is lost in that the overlap between fundamental and second-harmonic wavelengths is reduced. (C) 1997 Optical Society of America.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
"Cascaded second-order effects in N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol, in a molecular single crystal" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2129.