High power second harmonic generation (SHG) in MgO-doped LiNbO<sub>3</sub> waveguides is investigated using a three-dimensional (3D) coupled thermo-optical model. Simulations performed for a 1 111.6-nm fundamental laser show the influence of the absorptions and the thermally induced dephasing on the conversion efficiencies of the different waveguides. The onset of the thermally induced dephasing effect for each waveguide is also indicated. As a result of high light intensity in the waveguide, nonlinear absorptions are identified as the possible main factors in efficiency losses in specific cases.
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