OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1017–1021

Second-harmonic generation in molybdenum disulfide

G. A. Wagoner, P. D. Persans, E. A. Van Wagenen, and G. M. Korenowski  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1017-1021 (1998)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (184 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We report the experimental observation and analysis of optical second-harmonic generation in the 3R and 2H polytypes of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) by a fundamental excitation wavelength of 1064 nm. We include an extension from the literature to account for multiple reflections of the fundamental, anisotropic optical constants, and strong absorption of the second harmonic to deduce the second-order nonlinear dielectric susceptibilities. We observe a bulk nonlinearity of |d21|=500±200 pm/V for 3R-MoS2. The absence of a signal from 2H-MoS2, a centrosymmetric stacking polytype, is consistent with |deff|<5×10-2 pm/V.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

G. A. Wagoner, P. D. Persans, E. A. Van Wagenen, and G. M. Korenowski, "Second-harmonic generation in molybdenum disulfide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1017-1021 (1998)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. E. Fortin and F. Raga, Phys. Rev. B 11, 905 (1975). [CrossRef]
  2. A. R. Beal and H. P. Hughes, J. Phys. C 12, 881 (1979). [CrossRef]
  3. B. L. Evans and P. A. Young, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 284, 402 (1965). [CrossRef]
  4. R. A. Neville and B. L. Evans, Phys. Status Solidi B 73, 597 (1976). [CrossRef]
  5. R. V. Kasowski, Phys. Rev. Lett. 30, 1175 (1973). [CrossRef]
  6. M. R. Khan and G. J. Goldsmith, Nuovo Cimento D, 665 (1983). [CrossRef]
  7. C. B. Roxlo, R. R. Chianelli, H. W. Deckman, A. F. Ruppert, and P. P. Wong, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 5, 555 (1987). [CrossRef]
  8. J. A. Wilson and A. D. Yoffe, Adv. Phys. 18, 193 (1969). [CrossRef]
  9. R. R. Chianelli, Catal. Rev. Sci. Eng. 26, 361 (1984). [CrossRef]
  10. H. Topsoe, Surface Properties and Catalysis by Non-Metals: Oxides, Sulfides, and Other Transition Metals (Reidel, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1983).
  11. O. Weiser and S. Landa, Sulfide Catalysts: Their Properties and Applications (Pergamon, Oxford, 1973).
  12. H. Tributsch, Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc. 70, 371 (1981).
  13. P. D. Fleishauer, Thin Solid Films 154, 309 (1987). [CrossRef]
  14. M. S. Whittingham and A. J. Jacobson, eds., Intercalation Chemistry (Academic, New York, 1982).
  15. R. Coehoorn, C. Haas, J. Dijkstra, C. J. F. Flipse, R. A. deGroot, and A. Wold, Phys. Rev. B 35, 6195 (1987). [CrossRef]
  16. S. H. El-Mahalawy and B. L. Evans, Phys. Status Solidi B 86, 151 (1978). [CrossRef]
  17. C. B. Roxlo, M. Daage, A. F. Ruppert, and R. R. Chianelli, J. Catal. 100, 176 (1986). [CrossRef]
  18. P. D. Persans, E. Lu, J. Haus, G. A. Wagoner, and A. F. Ruppert, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 195, 591 (1990). [CrossRef]
  19. W. M. R. Divigalpitiya, R. F. Frindt, and S. R. Morrison, J. Mater. Res. 6, 1103 (1991). [CrossRef]
  20. J. P. Wilcoxon, P. P. Newcomer, and G. A. Samara, J. Appl. Phys. 81, 7934 (1997). [CrossRef]
  21. J. Jerphagnon and S. K. Kurtz, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 1667 (1970). [CrossRef]
  22. D. Chemla and P. Kupecek, Rev. Phys. Appl. 6, 31 (1971). [CrossRef]
  23. P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenhoff, and C. M. Savage, Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21 (1962). [CrossRef]
  24. W. N. Herman and L. M. Hayden, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 416 (1995). [CrossRef]
  25. F. Krausz, E. Wintner, and G. Leising, Phys. Rev. B 39, 3701 (1989). [CrossRef]
  26. D. Neher, A. Wolf, C. Bubeck, and G. Wegner, Chem. Phys. Lett. 163, 116 (1989). [CrossRef]
  27. J. Li, A. S. Bhalla, D. Damjanovic, K. Vedam, L. E. Cross, and F. W. Ainger, Appl. Opt. 30, 1583 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  28. S. K. Kurtz, J. Jerphagnon, and M. M. Choy, in “Landolt–Bornstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology,” New Series, K. H. Hellwege and A. M. Hellwege, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1979), Group III, Volume 11, p. 671.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited