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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 851–853

Čerenkov second-harmonic generation in the strong conversion limit: new effects

Gijs J. M. Krijnen, Hugo J. W. M. Hoekstra, George I. Stegeman, and William Torruellas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 851-853 (1996)

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Using beam propagation method calculations, we show that new effects occur for second-harmonic generation in the Čerenkov regime when it is optimized for efficient coupling to leaky modes. The fundamental throughput becomes independent of the input power over a few decades; i.e., optical power limiting is found. At even higher input powers, the fundamental throughput abruptly switches back to approximately the input power as a consequence of generating coupled second-harmonic–fundamental solitary waves in the waveguide because of the cascading effect.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 30, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996

Gijs J. M. Krijnen, George I. Stegeman, William Torruellas, and Hugo J. W. M. Hoekstra, "Čerenkov second-harmonic generation in the strong conversion limit: new effects," Opt. Lett. 21, 851-853 (1996)

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