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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1082–1084

Dispersive shock waves in phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and S. Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1082-1084 (2012)

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We investigate wave-breaking and dispersive shock wave formation driven by a pulse undergoing second-harmonic generation in a quadratic medium. We show that the process is accessible in the regime of high phase-mismatch (cascading limit) and weak dispersion. Insight into the phenomenon is obtained by means of a suitable hydrodynamic reduction of the equations that govern the mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2012
Published: March 14, 2012

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and S. Trillo, "Dispersive shock waves in phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 37, 1082-1084 (2012)

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