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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2556–2561

Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the organic crystal DSTMS

Lukas Mutter, Fabian D.J. Brunner, Zhou Yang, Mojca Jazbinšek, and Peter Günter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2556-2561 (2007)

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We report on the linear and nonlinear optical properties of the novel organic crystal 4 - N , N-dimethylamino- 4 - N -methyl-stilbazolium 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate (DSTMS). The principal refractive indices n 1 , n 2 , and n 3 have been determined by a direct measurement of the group index dispersion over a broad wavelength range from 0.6 to 1.6 μ m . The linear absorption coefficients for light polarized along the dielectric axes have been measured in the transparency range from 600 to 2000 nm . DSTMS crystals show a large birefringence of Δ n = 0.5 and low absorption α < 0.7 cm 1 in the telecommunication wavelength range at 1.55 μ m . Furthermore, the nonlinear optical tensor elements d 111 , d 122 , and d 212 have been determined by the Maker-fringe technique at the fundamental wavelength of 1.9 μ m . DSTMS crystals exhibit a very large nonlinear activity with a nonlinear optical coefficient d 111 = 214 ± 20 pm V . Phase-matching curves determined from our optical data showed that parametric oscillation can be achieved in the wavelength range from 1 to 2.2 μ m with effective nonlinear optical coefficients larger than 25 pm V .

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2007
Published: August 31, 2007

Lukas Mutter, Fabian D. Brunner, Zhou Yang, Mojca Jazbinšek, and Peter Günter, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the organic crystal DSTMS," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2556-2561 (2007)

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