Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 578–583 | Cite as

Efficiency of the second-harmonic generation with the zeroth-order bessel-profile beams in uniaxial crystals

  • Lam Thanh NguyenEmail author
  • Anh Quynh Le
  • Vinh Trung Phan
  • Kieu Loan Phan Thi


We study the efficiency of the second-harmonic generation with the zeroth-order Bessel beam (SHGzoBB) in uniaxial crystals. We show that the conversion efficiency is always less than that of the second-harmonic generation with the Gaussian beam (SHGGB). The fundamental reason relies on the fact that the advantage associated with the “nondiffractive” nature of the Bessel beam is not sufficient to compensate the disadvantage of its wave-vector distribution. We show that the zeroth-order Bessel beam is not the optimum beam for the second-harmonic generation in uniaxial crystals.


laser component second-harmonic generation Bessel beams 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lam Thanh Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anh Quynh Le
    • 1
  • Vinh Trung Phan
    • 1
  • Kieu Loan Phan Thi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Physics School of Physics and Engineering PhysicsUniversity of ScienceHo Chi Minh cityVietnam

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