We discuss the possibility of using temporally tailored pump laser pulses to control the temporal width and shape of optical pulses generated in a process of transient sum-frequency mixing in crystals with second-order nonlinearity. Specific calculations performed in a model crystal in the case of fifth-harmonic generation are presented.
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Roberto Buffa, "Transient sum-frequency mixing with temporally tailored laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 722-724 (2001)