Quasi-phase-matching and dispersion characterization of harmonic generation in the perturbative regime using counterpropagating beams

Alon Bahabad*, Oren Cohen, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn

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Abstract

It is shown theoretically that second harmonic generation can be quasi-phase-matched by using a pump beam consisting of a forward propagating field and a counterpropagating pulse train. The counterpropagating setup can also be used for direct measurement of the coherence length of the nonlinear process which can determine the dispersion properties of the medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15923-15931
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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