Fibers were prepared for second-harmonic generation by injecting a frequency-doubled (seed) signal with the fundamental light from a Nd:YAG laser. The relative phase shift between the seed and the second-harmonic light generated by the fiber was measured to be close to 90° (≃99 ± 9.2°). A water cell was used to sweep the relative phase of the waves with interferometric precision. Some physical consequences of a π/2 phase shift are pointed out.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 12, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989
Walter Margulis, Isabel C. S. Carvalho, and Jean Pierre von der Weid, "Phase measurement in frequency-doubling fibers," Opt. Lett. 14, 700-702 (1989)