Reciprocating optical modulation for harmonic generation

Tetsuya Kawanishi*, Masahide Sasaki, Shinichi Shimotsu, Satoshi Oikawa, Masayuki Izutsu

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A simple optical modulation system for generating high-order harmonics efficiently was proposed. The system used two filters placed at the optical input and output ports of an optical modulator. The system used reciprocating optical modulation method to enhance the sixth-order harmonic generation. A part of the sideband components was fed to the modulator, to generate specific sideband components. The desired sideband components were taken out of from the modulator without recycling for harmonic generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-856
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Harmonic generation
  • Millimeter wave
  • Optical filter
  • Optical modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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