Complete energy conversion by autoresonant three-wave mixing in nonuniform media

O. Yaakobi, L. Caspani, M. Clerici, F. Vidal, R. Morandotti

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Abstract

Resonant three-wave interactions appear in many fields of physics e.g. nonlinear optics, plasma physics, acoustics and hydrodynamics. A general theory of autoresonant three-wave mixing in a nonuniform medium is derived analytically and demonstrated numerically. It is shown that due to the medium nonuniformity, a stable phase-locked evolution is automatically established. For a weak nonuniformity, the efficiency of the energy conversion between the interacting waves can reach almost 100%. One of the potential applications of our theory is the design of highly-efficient optical parametric amplifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1632
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013

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energy conversion
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hydrodynamics
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Keywords

  • acoustics
  • light amplifiers
  • mixing
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical parametric amplifiers
  • wave plasma interactions

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Yaakobi, O. ; Caspani, L. ; Clerici, M. ; Vidal, F. ; Morandotti, R. / Complete energy conversion by autoresonant three-wave mixing in nonuniform media. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 1623-1632.
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In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 2, 15.01.2013, p. 1623-1632.

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