Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation due to a Local-Field Effect

  • I. V. Mel’nikov
  • P. G. Kazansky
  • C. M. Bowden
Conference paper


We study local-field effects as possible tool of enhancement of quadratic nonlinearity in doped optical fibers. For realistic dopant, we show that second-harmonic generation may be fundamentally altered by the change of fundamental wave dynamics due to the local-field effect. Novel effects that are discovered include a local-field enhancement of quadratic nonlinearity and depletion compensation of the fundamental wave.


Lithium Coherence Refraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Mel’nikov
    • 1
  • P. G. Kazansky
    • 2
  • C. M. Bowden
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Research in Engineering and Applied SciencesMorelos State Autonomous UniversityCuernavaca. MorelosMéxico
  2. 2.Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of SouthamptonHampshireUK
  3. 3.Weapons Science DirectorateUS Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone Arsenal

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