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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1828–1830

Second-harmonic generation in absorptive media

Gilad Almogy and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 1828-1830 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001828


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Abstract

The solution of the coupled-wave equations for second-harmonic generation in a near-resonant three-level system is extended to include absorption. It is shown, within second-order perturbation theory, that double resonance is the optimal conversion condition, despite absorption enhancement. We extend the solution numerically, using nonperturbative susceptibilities derived within the rotating-wave approximation, to saturating intensities and discuss the modifications to the perturbative conclusions as well as the regimes of validity for the various approximations.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 1994
Published: November 15, 1994

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Gilad Almogy and Amnon Yariv, "Second-harmonic generation in absorptive media," Opt. Lett. 19, 1828-1830 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-22-1828


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