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Nonlinear Cascaded Femtosecond Third Harmonic Generation by Multi-grating Periodically Poled MgO-doped Lithium Niobate

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Nonlinear cascaded femtosecond third harmonic generation was experimentally investigated pumped by 100 fs pulses at optical communication band 1550 nm using a multi-grating 5 mol. % MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. The optimized efficiency of 10.8% was achieved with the simultaneous phase-matching of the second harmonic and sum frequency process. And the third harmonic spectrum reached as broad as 8.7 nm because of the choosing of a small group velocity mismatching between the fundamental and second harmonic pulses. Nonlinear cascaded method will provide a reference for the efficient frequency conversion in the high intensity range.

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S. Zhang, W. You and Z. Huang, "Nonlinear Cascaded Femtosecond Third Harmonic Generation by Multi-grating Periodically Poled MgO-doped Lithium Niobate," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 50-52. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B012.


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