6. Nonlinear Optics - part 2

Nonlinear Optics II

Second-order nonlinear processes

  • Manley Rowe relations
  • Second-harmonic generation (SHG): undepleted pump approximation, phase-matched case, SHG tuning curves, SHG efficiency
  • Phase matching and quasi phase matching
  • Parametric frequency down-conversion: undepleted pump approximation, optical parametric amplifiers, spontanoeus parametric downconversion, optical parametric oscillators

Third-order nonlinear processes

  • Optical Kerr effect
  • Stimulated Raman scattering
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering

Reading assignments

Chapter 8: §8.3-8.5

 

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