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Third-order optical autocorrelator for time-domain operation at telecommunication wavelengths

Ramos-Ortiz, G. and Cha, M. and Thayumanavan, S. and Mendez, J. C. and Marder, S. R. and Kippelen, B. (2004) Third-order optical autocorrelator for time-domain operation at telecommunication wavelengths. Applied Physics Letters, 85 (2). pp. 179-181. ISSN 0003-6951.

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We report on amorphous organic thin films that exhibit efficient third-harmonic generation at telecommunication wavelengths. At 1550 nm, micrometer-thick samples generate up to 17 µW of green light with input power of 250 mW delivered by an optical parametric oscillator. This high conversion efficiency is achieved without phase matching or cascading of quadratic nonlinear effects. With these films, we demonstrate a low-cost, sensitive third-order autocorrelator that can be used in the time-frequency domain.

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Additional Information:©2004 American Institute of Physics (Received 19 January 2004; accepted 17 May 2004) This work was partially funded by Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., and by NSF through a CAREER program grant to one of the authors (B.K.). One author (M.C.) was partially supported by Korea Research Foundation Grant No. KRF-2001-013-D00037. Another author (G.R.-O.) acknowledges support from the Mexican governmental agency CONACYT.
Subject Keywords:optical harmonic generation; optical films; optical communication equipment; organic compounds; optical parametric oscillators; optical phase matching; optical correlation
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