Frequency conversion in conjugated organic molecules and its applications to ultra-fast pulse diagnostic and imaging

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Title:
Frequency conversion in conjugated organic molecules and its applications to ultra-fast pulse diagnostic and imaging
Author:
Ramos-Ortiz, Gabriel
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This dissertation is devoted to the study of third-harmonic generation (THG) in push-pull chromophore-doped polymer films. This kind of films, with amorphous structure, exhibit null second harmonic generation but strong THG when pumped at the fundamental wavelengths within the telecommunication range (1.4-1.6 μm). It is demonstrated that at 1550 nm, micrometer-thick samples generate up to 17 muW of green light with an input power of 250 mW delivered by an optical parametric oscillator. This high conversion efficiency is achieved without the use of phase matching or cascading of quadratic nonlinear effects and it is due to high values of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility combined with weak film absorption at the third harmonic wavelength. The efficient THG process opens the doors to low cost and sensitive third-order optical autocorrelation and cross-correlation applications. So, in addition to the basic research performed about the characterization of the THG in push-pull chromophore-doped polymer films, two applications are demonstrated. The first is the complete diagnostic of femtosecond pulses by THG-Interferometric Autocorrelation and by THG Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating. The second is the THG-Cross-correlation Time-Gated Imaging of objects embedded in highly scattering conditions.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Physics, Optics.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kippelen, Bernard

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFrequency conversion in conjugated organic molecules and its applications to ultra-fast pulse diagnostic and imagingen_US
dc.creatorRamos-Ortiz, Gabrielen_US
dc.contributor.authorRamos-Ortiz, Gabrielen_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is devoted to the study of third-harmonic generation (THG) in push-pull chromophore-doped polymer films. This kind of films, with amorphous structure, exhibit null second harmonic generation but strong THG when pumped at the fundamental wavelengths within the telecommunication range (1.4-1.6 μm). It is demonstrated that at 1550 nm, micrometer-thick samples generate up to 17 muW of green light with an input power of 250 mW delivered by an optical parametric oscillator. This high conversion efficiency is achieved without the use of phase matching or cascading of quadratic nonlinear effects and it is due to high values of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility combined with weak film absorption at the third harmonic wavelength. The efficient THG process opens the doors to low cost and sensitive third-order optical autocorrelation and cross-correlation applications. So, in addition to the basic research performed about the characterization of the THG in push-pull chromophore-doped polymer films, two applications are demonstrated. The first is the complete diagnostic of femtosecond pulses by THG-Interferometric Autocorrelation and by THG Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating. The second is the THG-Cross-correlation Time-Gated Imaging of objects embedded in highly scattering conditions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Optics.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKippelen, Bernarden_US
dc.identifier.proquest3107031en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44666482en_US
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