Poling pattern for efficient frequency doubling of Gaussian beams

Roy Shiloh, Ady Arie

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The commonly used periodic patterning for quasi phase-matching plane-waves is theoretically adequate for completely depleting and transferring a fundamental wave to its second harmonic. However, when working with Gaussian beams the conversion efficiency of such a design lacks due to the inherent Gouy phase shift and the spatially varying beam profile, yielding roughly 88 % conversion efficiency. In this paper, we study the possibility of adding a linear chirp and Gouy-phase shift compensation to the periodic poling. We demonstrate that this poling pattern enables us to achieve near-optimal frequency doubling efficiency of up to 97 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


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