Analytical soliton solutions of the three-wave interaction equations are shown to exhibit high power conversion for a range of nonlinear materials with no satellite peaks and energy conversion close to 100%. Related numerical solutions that yield power conversion up to 10 times those of the initial waves with less than 3% energy in the small satellite peaks and high-energy efficiency are exhibited for KDP crystals; substantial compression of the fundamental pulses is observed in this case.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 6, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996
Edem Ibragimov and Allan Struthers, "Second-harmonic pulse compression in the soliton regime," Opt. Lett. 21, 1582-1584 (1996)