We show theoretically and experimentally that, in phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation, an effective group-velocity dispersion is induced at the second-harmonic frequency. Experimental results agree quite well with the theoretical predictions. Although large phase mismatch is required to induce appreciable group-velocity dispersion in birefringent nonlinear crystals, similar effects can be observed in quasi-phase-matched structures at much lower phase mismatch. Some implications of the induced dispersion for pulse propagation in quadratic media are discussed.
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Wenhua Su, Liejia Qian, Hang Luo, Xiquan Fu, Heyuan Zhu, Tao Wang, Kale Beckwitt, Yifan Chen, and Frank Wise, "Induced group-velocity dispersion in phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 51-55 (2006)