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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 1 Chapter 8 NONLINEAR OPTICS

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 2 Question: Is it possible to change the color of a monochromatic light? output NLO sample input Answer: Not without a laser light

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 3 Nicolaas Bloembergen (born 1920) has carried out pioneering studies in nonlinear optics since the early 1960s. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize with Arthur Schawlow.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 4 Part 0 ： Comparison Linear optics: ★ Optical properties, such as the refractive index and the absorption coefficient independent of light intensity. ★ The principle of superposition, a fundamental tenet of classical, holds. ★ The frequency of light cannot be altered by its passage through the medium. ★ Light cannot interact with light; two beams of light in the same region of a linear optical medium can have no effect on each other. Thus light cannot control light.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 5 Part 0 ： Comparison Nonlinear optics: change ★ The refractive index, and consequently the speed of light in an optical medium, does change with the light intensity. ★ The principle of superposition is violated. ★ Light can alter its frequency as it passes through a nonlinear optical material (e.g., from red to blue!). ★ Light can control light; photons do interact Light interacts with light via the medium. The presence of an optical field modifies the properties of the medium which, in turn, modify another optical field or even the original field itself.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 6 Part 1 ： phenomena involved frequency conversion Second-harmonic generation (SHG) Parametric amplification Parametric oscillation third-harmonic generation self-phase modulation self-focusing four-wave mixing Stimulated Brillouin Scatteirng Stimulated Raman Scatteirng Optical solitons Optical bistability Two-order Three-order

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics Nonlinear optical media Origin of Nonlinear if Hooke’s law is satisfied Linear! if Hooke’s law is not satisfied Noninear! the dependence of the number density N on the optical field the number of atoms occupying the energy levels involved in the absorption and emission

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 8 Figure The P-E relation for (a) a linear dielectric medium, and (b) a nonlinear medium. P P E E

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 9 The nonlinearity is usually weak. The relation between P and E is approximately linear for small E, deviating only slightly from linearity as E increases. basic description for a nonlinear optical medium In centrosymmetric media, d vanish, and the lowest order nonlinearity is of third order

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 10 In centrosymmetric media: d=0 the lowest order nonlinearity is of third order Typical values

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 11 The Nonlinear Wave Equation nonlinear wave equation

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 12 There are two approximate approaches to solving the nonlinear wave equation: ★ The first is an iterative approach known as the Born approximation. ★ The second approach is a coupled-wave theory in which the nonlinear wave equation is used to derive linear coupled partial differential equations that govern the interacting waves. This is the basis of the more advanced study of wave interactions in nonlinear media.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics Second-order Nonlinear Optics

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 14 A. Second-Harmonic Generation and Rectification complex amplitude Substitute it into (9.2-l)

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 15 This process is illustrated graphically in Fig Figure A sinusoidal electric field of angular frequency w in a second-order nonlinear optical medium creates a component at 2w (second-harmonic) and a steady (dc) component. P E 0 E(t) t t t + t P NL (t) dc second-harmonic

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 16 Second-Harmonic Generation SHG SFG DHG

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 17 Component of frequency 2w SHG complex amplitude intensity The interaction region should also be as long as possible. Guided wave structures that confine light for relatively long distances offer a clear advantage.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 18 Figure Optical second-harmonic generation in (a) a bulk crystal; (b) a glass fiber; (c) within the cavity of a semiconductor laser.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 19 Optical Rectification The component P NL (0) corresponds to a steady (non-time-varying) polarization density that creates a dc potential difference across the plates of a capacitor within which the nonlinear material is placed. An optical pulse of several MW peak power, may generate a voltage of several hundred uV.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 20 B. The Electra-Optic Effect Substitute it into (9.2-l) 9.2-8

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 21 If the optical field is substantially smaller in magnitude than the electric field Can be negleted

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics a linear relation between PNL(w) and E(w) incremental change of the refractive index 9.2-9

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 23 the nonlinear medium exhibits the linear electro-optic effect Pockels effect Pockels coefficient Comparing this formula with (9.2-9)

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 24 C. Three-Wave Mixing Frequency Conversion E(t) comprising two harmonic components at frequencies w1 and w2 Frequency up-conversion Frequency down-conversion

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 25 Figure An example of frequency conversion in a nonlinear crystal Although the incident pair of waves at frequencies w 1 and w 2 produce polarization densities at frequencies 0, 2w l, 2w 2, w l +w 2, and w 1 -w 2, all of these waves are not necessarily generated, since certain additional conditions (phase matching) must be satisfied, as explained presently. 点击查看 flash 动画

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 26 Phase Matching where Frequency-Matching Condition Phase-Matching Condition Figure The phase-matching condition

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 27 ★ same direction: nw 3 /c 0 =nw 1 /c 0 + nw 2 /c 0, w 3 =w 1 +w 2 frequency matching ensures phase matching. ★ different refractive indices, n l, n 2, and n 3 : n 3 w 3 /c 0 =n 1 w 1 /c 0 +n 2 w 2 /c 0 n 3 w 3 =n 1 w 1 +n 2 w 2 The phase-matching condition is then independent of the frequency-matching condition w 3 =w 1 +w 2 ; both conditions must be simultaneously satisfied. Precise control of the refractive indices at the three frequencies is often achieved by appropriate selection of the polarization and in some cases by control of the temperature.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 28 Three- Wave Mixing We assume that only the component at the sum frequency w 3 =w 1 +w 2 satisfies the phase-matching condition. Other frequencies cannot be sustained by the medium since they are assumed not to satisfy the phase-matching condition. Once wave 3 is generated, it interacts with wave 1 and generates a wave at the difference frequency w 2 =w 3 -w 1. Waves 3 and 2 similarly combine and radiate at w 1. The three waves therefore undergo mutual coupling in which each pair of waves interacts and contributes to the third wave. three-wave mixing parametric interaction

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 29 parametric interaction ◆ Waves 1 and 2 are mixed in an up-converter, generating a wave at a higher frequency w 3 =w 1 +w 2. A down-converter is realized by an interaction between waves 3 and 1 to generate wave 2, at the difference frequency w 2 =w 3 -w 1. ◆ Waves 1, 2, and 3 interact so that wave 1 grows. The device operates as an amplifier and is known as a parametric amplifier. Wave 3, called the pump, provides the required energy, whereas wave 2 is an auxiliary wave known as the idler wave. The amplified wave is called the signal. ◆ With proper feedback, the parametric amplifier can operate as a parametric oscillator, in which only a pump wave is supplied.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 30 Figure Optical parametric devices: (a) frequency up- converter; (b) parametric amplifier; (c) parametric oscillator. Crystal Pump w 3 w1w1 w1w1 w2w2 w1w1 w3w3 w3w3 w1w1 Amplified signal w2w2 Pump signal Crystal signal w 1 Pump w 2 Up-converted signal w 3 =w 1 +w 2 w 1, w 2 Filter (a) (b) (c)

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 31 Two-wave mixing can occur only in the degenerate case, w 2 =2w 1, in which the second-harmonic of wave 1 contributes to wave 2; and the subharmonic w 2 /2 of wave 2, which is at the frequency difference w 2 -w 1, contributes to wave 1. Parametric devices are used for coherent light amplification, for the generation of coherent light at frequencies where no lasers are available (e.g., in the UV band), and for the detection of weak light at wavelengths for which sensitive detectors do not exist.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 33 Wave Mixing as a Photon Interaction Process conservation of energy and momentum require Figure Mixing of three photons in a second-order nonlinear medium: (a) photon combining; (b) photon splitting.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 34 Photon-Number Conservation Manley-Rowe Relation

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics Coupled-wave theory of three-wave mixing Coupled- Wave Equations Rewrite in the compact form

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 36 Frequency-Matching Condition Three-wave Mixing Coupled Equations

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 37 Mixing of Three Collinear Uniform Plane Waves slowly varying envelope approximation Three-wave Mixing Coupled Equations

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 38 A. Second-Harmonic Generation a degenerate case of three-wave mixing w 1 =w 2 =w and w 3 =2w Two forms of interaction occur: ☆ Two photons of frequency o combine to form a photon of frequency 2w (second harmonic). ☆ One photon of frequency 2w splits into two photons, each of frequency w. ☆ The interaction of the two waves is described by the Helmholtz with equations sources. k3=2k1

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 39 Coupled- Wave Equations for Second-Harmonic Generation. where perfect phase matching Coupled Equations (Second-Harmonic Generation)

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 40 the solution Consequently, the photon flux densities

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 41 Figure Second-harmonic generation. (a) A wave of frequency w incident on a nonlinear crystal generates a wave of frequency 2w. (b) Two photons of frequency w combine to make one photon of frequency 2w. (c) As the photon flux density (z) of the fundamental wave decreases, the photon flux density 3 (z) of the second-harmonic wave increases. Since photon numbers are conserved, the sum 1 (z)+2 3 (z)= 1 (0) is a constant.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 42 The efficiency of second-harmonic generation for an interaction region of length L is For large L (long cell, large input intensity, or large nonlinear parameter), the efficiency approaches one. This signifies that all the input power (at frequency w) has been transformed into power at frequency 2w; all input photons of frequency w are converted into half as many photons of frequency 2w. For small L (small device length L, small nonlinear parameter d, or small input photon flux density (0)), the argument of the tanh function is small and therefore the approximation tanhx=x may be used. The efficiency of second- harmonic generation is then

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 43 Effect of Phase Mismatch Efficiency Solution

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 44 Figure The factor by which the efficiency of second- harmonic generation is reduced as a result of a phase mismatch △ kL between waves interacting within a distance L.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 45 B. Frequency Conversion A frequency up-converter converts a wave of frequency w 1 into a wave of higher frequency w 3 by use of an auxiliary wave at frequency w 2, called the “pump.” A photon from the pump is added to a photon from the input signal to form a photon of the output signal at an up-converted frequency w 3 =w 1 +w 2. The conversion process is governed by the three coupled equations. For simplicity, assume that the three waves are phase matched ( △ k = 0) and that the pump is sufficiently strong so that its amplitude does not change appreciably within the interaction distance of interest.

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 46 Figure The frequency up-converter: (a) wave mixing; (b) photon interactions; (c) evolution of the photon flux densities of the input w 1 -wave and the up-converted w 3 - wave. The pump w2-wave is assumed constant Efficiency

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 47 C. Parametric Amplification and Oscillation Parametric Amplifiers The parametric amplifier uses three-wave mixing in a nonlinear crystal to provide optical gain. The process is governed by the same three coupled equations with the waves identified as follows: ★ Wave 1 is the “signal” to be amplified. It is incident on the crystal with a small intensity I(0). ★ Wave 3, called the “pump,” is an intense wave that provides power to the amplifier. ★ Wave 2, called the “idler,” is an auxiliary wave created by the interaction process

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 48 Figure The parametric amplifier: (a) wave mixing; (b) photon mixing; (c) photon flux densities of the signal and the idler; the pump photon flux density is assumed constant. Parametric Amplifier Gain Coefficient

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CHAPTER 8----NONLINEAT OPTICS Fundamentals of Photonics 49 Parametric Oscillators A parametric oscillator is constructed by providing feedback at both the signal and the idler frequencies of a parametric amplifier. Energy is supplied by the pump. Figure The parametric oscillator generates light at frequencies w 1 and w 2. A pump of frequency w 3 =w 1 +w 2 serves as the source of energy.

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