It is shown that the combination of pulse-front slant, κ -vector tilt, and crystal birefringence often permits exact matching of both phase and group velocities for three-wave mixing in birefringent crystals. This exact match makes possible more-efficient mixing of short light pulses, and it permits efficient mixing of chirped or broadband light. I analyze this process and present examples.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
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Arlee V. Smith, "Group-velocity-matched three-wave mixing in birefringent crystals," Opt. Lett. 26, 719-721 (2001)