Saltiel, Solomon; Sheng, Yan; Voloch, Noa; Neshev, Dragomir; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Arie, Ady; Koynov, Kaloian; Kivshar, Yuri
We study the Cerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in several different two-dimensional nonlinear photonic structures formed in birefringent crystals with the 3m symmetry. Depending on the degree of birefringence, we observe either single or double Cerenkov-like second-harmonic rings. We discuss the properties of these parametrically generated rings and show that their sixfold azimuthal modulation is associated with the hexagonal symmetry of the individual ferroelectric domains.
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