CUDA-based focused Gaussian beams second-harmonic generation efficiency calculator

Published: 22 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hn76s7x848.1


We present an object-oriented programming (OOP) CUDA-based package for fast and accurate simulation of second-harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency using focused Gaussian beams. The model includes linear as well as two-photon absorption that can ultimately lead to thermal lensing due to self-heating effects. Our approach speeds up calculations by nearly 40x (11x) without (with) temperature profiles with respect to an equivalent implementation using CPU. The package offers a valuable tool for experimental design and study of 3D field propagation in nonlinear three-wave interactions. It is useful for optimization of SHG-based experiments and mitigates undesired thermal effects, enabling improved oven designs and advanced device architectures, leading to stable, efficient high-power SHG.



Computational Physics, Parallel Computing, Nonlinear Optics