Applied Physics B

, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 609–615

Characterization of femtosecond pulses via transverse second-harmonic generation in random nonlinear media

  • J. Trull
  • S. Saltiel
  • V. Roppo
  • C. Cojocaru
  • D. Dumay
  • W. Krolikowski
  • D. N. Neshev
  • R. Vilaseca
  • K. Staliunas
  • Y. S. Kivshar
Article

Abstract

We study, both experimentally and theoretically, the process of second-harmonic generation by two noncollinear beams in ferroelectric crystals with a disordered distribution of ferroelectric domains. We show that this parametric process results in generation of second-harmonic wave in the direction transverse to the propagation of the fundamental beam. We demonstrate how this effect can be used for the femtosecond pulse characterization enabling the estimation of both width and chirp of the pulse.

PACS

42.65.-k 42.65.Ky 42.25.Fx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Trull
    • 1
  • S. Saltiel
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. Roppo
    • 1
  • C. Cojocaru
    • 1
  • D. Dumay
    • 1
  • W. Krolikowski
    • 3
  • D. N. Neshev
    • 3
  • R. Vilaseca
    • 1
  • K. Staliunas
    • 1
    • 4
  • Y. S. Kivshar
    • 3
  1. 1.Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria NuclearUniversitat Politécnica de CatalunyaTerrassa (Barcelona)Spain
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Nonlinear Physics Center and Laser Physics Center, Center for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Research School of Physics and EngineeringAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  4. 4.Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)BarcelonaSpain

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