STP799: Effects of Higher Order Nonlinearities on Second Order Frequency Mixing

    Harter, DJ
    Institute of Optics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Brown, DC
    Institute of Optics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1983


    Abstract

    The theory which has been developed to study the effects of higher order nonlinearities in second-order frequency mixing can be applied to the case of up-conversion of high powered lasers. We have considered the effect of the intensity dependence of the refractive index upon phase-matching for second-order frequency mixing. We have also considered the effects of second-order generation on higher-order nonlinearities which have to be considered in the design of other components of high power lasers. This includes the effect of second-order frequency generation on small-scale self-focusing and on the whole beam phase profile.

    Keywords:

    nonlinear optics, phase-matching, second order frequency mixing, self-focusing


    Paper ID: STP37282S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37282S


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