The Maker fringes technique is extended to the case of nonlinear media with one-dimensional second-order nonlinear susceptibility modulation. For broadband radiation, second harmonic intensity oscillates in both spectral and angular domains, which can be considered random spectrally resolved Maker fringes. A theoretical approach is developed for modeling the second-harmonic generation in such domain structures, and the calculations are in excellent agreement with experimental results.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2013
Published: July 23, 2013
A. M. Vyunishev, A. S. Aleksandrovsky, A. I. Zaitsev, A. M. Zhyzhaev, A. V. Shabanov, and V. Petrov, "Random spectrally resolved Maker fringes," Opt. Lett. 38, 2691-2694 (2013)