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Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials
Volume 15, Number 1, 113-139 (March 2006).

Optical parametric interactions in distributed
magneto-optical Bragg gratings

Fredrik Jonsson1 and Christos Flytzanis2,3

1 EPSRC Nanophotonics Portfolio Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Southampton, United Kingdom.
2Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231-Paris Cedex 05, France.
3Department of Engineering Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden.


We analyze optical parametric interactions in nonlinear magneto-optical media simultaneously possessing a second-order nonlinearity and a spatial modulation of its linear optical properties. An analytic solution for the conversion efficiency of energy transfer from an optical pump to a signal wave is presented, and we discuss the possibility of tunability that is added to the parametric process.

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