Unipolar second-harmonic pulses containing multiple optical carrier cycles

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Abstract

The effect of second-harmonic generation for femtosecond optical pulses in the context of the vector Maxwell equations in one dimension is studied. The generation of unipolar second harmonic signals with many optical cycles was shown using an instantaneous model for the nonlinear interaction of the electromagnetic field with a dielectric. The approach used to study the second-harmonic generation significantly differs from the usual envelope version of Maxwell's equation, in that all the generated/reflected fields are tracked which can lead to intuitively unexpected situations. However, such a framework is suitable for exact treatment processes such as quasi-phase matching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/3/985/8/98

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Mlejnek, M., Wright, E. M., & Moloney, J. V. (1998). Unipolar second-harmonic pulses containing multiple optical carrier cycles. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, .