Optical parametric oscillations in isotropic photonic crystals

C. Conti, A. Di Falco, ad G. Assanto

Opt. Express 12, 823-828 (2004)


We investigate optical parametric oscillations via four-wave mixing in a dielectric photonic crystal. Using a fully vectorial 3D timedomain approach, including both dispersion and Kerr nonlinear polarization, we analyze the response of an inverted opal. The results demonstrate the feasibility of parametric sources in isotropic media arranged in photonic band-gap geometries.