Efficiency of second harmonic generation for partially coherent light in anisotropic crystals

Andrzej Domanski 1 , Rafal Cieslak 1 , Miroslaw Karpierz 1 , Daniel Budaszewski 1 , and Tomasz Wolinski 1
  • 1 Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662, Warszawa, Poland


This paper analyzes the second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency of light with partial temporal coherence due to depolarization effects in birefringent media. It discusses relations between SHG efficiency fading, light source spectrum, crystal birefringence, and phase matching conditions. The efficiency of SHG pumped by the partially coherent light beam that may depolarize light in nonlinear birefringent crystal is also analyzed. The basic theory of SHG with its modification for partially coherent light with depolarization and some numerical calculations of the SHG process are described.

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