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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1630–1634

Second-harmonic generations of blue light in nonlinear optical crystals of Gd 1 x Lu x Ca 4 O ( B O 3 ) 3 and Gd 1 x Sc x Ca 4 O ( B O 3 ) 3 through noncritical phase matching

Lucian Gheorghe, Voicu Lupei, Pascal Loiseau, Gerard Aka, and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1630-1634 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001630


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Abstract

Nonlinear optical borate crystals of Gd 1 x Sc x Ca 4 O ( B O 3 ) 3 and Gd 1 x Lu x Ca 4 O ( B O 3 ) 3 have been grown and characterized. By changing the composition of these crystals, their optical birefringence can be controlled to obtain second-harmonic generations (SHG) in the ranges of 790 824 nm along the Y axis and 920 963 nm along the Z axis through noncritical phase matching (NCPM). The refractive indices of grown crystals were measured with a minimum-deviation technique. The experimental results of NCPM conditions for SHG are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2006

Citation
Lucian Gheorghe, Voicu Lupei, Pascal Loiseau, Gerard Aka, and Takunori Taira, "Second-harmonic generations of blue light in nonlinear optical crystals of Gd1−xLuxCa4O(BO3)3 and Gd1−xScxCa4O(BO3)3 through noncritical phase matching," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1630-1634 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-8-1630

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