Pulse shaping via Backward Second Harmonic Generation

M. Conforti, C. De Angelis, U. K. Sapaev and G. Assanto

Opt. Express 16, 2115-2121 (2008)


We numerically demonstrate pulse shaping by backward frequency doubling of femtosecond laser pulses in engineered quasi-phasematched waveguides. We employ optimal control theory to access the regime of pump depletion.