V.S. Gorelik, A.D. Kudryavtseva, M.V. Tareeva, N.V.Tcherniega
P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute of RAS

Three-dimentional photonic crystals – new materials for nolinear optics

Results of the experimental study of nonlinear effects, arising in synthetic opal matrices and nanocomposites on their base, are presented. Photonic band gap existing in such structures is shown to result in the stimulated Raman scattering efficiency increase and to the appearance of new, not known before nonlinear phenomena.
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