We show that a polarization rotation of the fundamental, associated with type II second-harmonic generation, occurs when the e-wave and o-wave inputs carry unbalanced intensities. This effect is applied to a device exhibiting a self-induced transparency. Experimental results are reported. The same effect may be used to realize an optical limiter.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 14, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995
L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, "Intensity-dependent polarization rotation associated with type II phase-matched second-harmonic generation: application to self-induced transparency," Opt. Lett. 20, 1749-1751 (1995)