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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 17000–17009

Bound and free waves in non-collinear second harmonic generation

M. C. Larciprete, F. A. Bovino, A. Belardini, C. Sibilia, and M. Bertolotti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 17000-17009 (2009)

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We analyze the relationship between the bound and the free waves in the noncollinear SHG scheme, along with the vectorial conservation law for the different components arising when there are two pump beams impinging on the sample with two different incidence angles. The generated power is systematically investigated, by varying the polarization state of both fundamental beams, while absorption is included via the Herman and Hayden correction terms. The theoretical simulations, obtained for samples which are some coherence length thick show that the resulting polarization mapping is an useful tool to put in evidence the interference between bound and free waves, as well as the effect of absorption on the interference pattern.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: September 9, 2009

M. C. Larciprete, F. A. Bovino, A. Belardini, C. Sibilia, and M. Bertolotti, "Bound and free waves in non-collinear second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 17, 17000-17009 (2009)

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