An optimal control technique is applied to design a pair of input laser pulses that control the temporal shape of an optical pulse generated in a process of transient sum-frequency mixing. Specific calculations performed for a model crystal in the case of fifth-harmonic generation are discussed as an example. The efficiency of the generation process is enhanced by the use of temporally tailored laser pulses.
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Roberto Buffa, "Optimal control of transient sum-frequency mixing processes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1599-1603 (2002)