Title

Nonlinear Transverse Effects in Second-Harmonic Generation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1993

Publication Source

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Abstract

We study a three-dimensional model of interaction of fundamental-frequency and second-harmonic beams in a quadratically nonlinear medium. Numerical simulations of the three-dimensional propagation problem in the presence of diffraction and anisotropy are performed under the paraxial approximation. The role of the transverse effects in various regimes is investigated. We demonstrate the effect of phase modulation and an induced nonlinear focusing during the interaction of the fundamental frequency with the generated second harmonic.

Inclusive pages

1810-1819

ISBN/ISSN

0030-3941

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

10

Issue

10

Peer Reviewed

yes