Polarization spatial chaos in second harmonic generation

S. Trillo and G. Assanto

Opt. Lett. 19, 1825-1827 (1994)


We investigate second-harmonic generation beyond the scalar approximation. We show that the tensorial nature of the second-order susceptibility may lead to the onset of spatial chaos in the polarization evolution of the interacting fields. We discuss the effect of chaos on situations of interest.