KNbO3 has been found to be phase matchable for type 1 second-harmonic generation up to 2.4 μm at 22 °C. The improved Sellmeier equations that correctly reproduce the nonlinear experiments thus far reported in the literature and our new experimental results for harmonic generation of CO2 laser harmonics between 3.5303 and 5.2955 μm are presented.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
Nobuhiro Umemura, Kunio Yoshida, and Kiyoshi Kato, "Phase-Matching Properties of KNbO3 in the Mid-Infrared," Appl. Opt. 38, 991-994 (1999)