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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1997
  • pp: 593–601

New nonlinear-optical organic crystal: 4-dimethyl-aminobenzaldehyde-4-nitrophenyl-hydrazone

S. Follonier, Ch. Bosshard, U. Meier, G. Knöpfle, C. Serbutoviez, F. Pan, and P. Günter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 593-601 (1997)

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Single crystals of 4-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde-4-nitrophenylhydrazone were grown from solution. We determined their linear-optical (absorption and refractive indices) as well as their nonlinear-optical properties. From the highest nonlinear-optical coefficient d12=270 pm/V at λ=1.542µm we determine an effective nonlinear-optical coefficient deff150 pm/V for phase-matched frequency doubling that is, to the best of our knowledge, the largest reported phase-matchable coefficient. The nonlinear-optical properties are discussed in terms of the crystal structure and the molecular hyperpolarizabilities. In addition, the phase-matching configurations for second-harmonic generation and optic parametric oscillation are derived.

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S. Follonier, Ch. Bosshard, U. Meier, G. Knöpfle, C. Serbutoviez, F. Pan, and P. Günter, "New nonlinear-optical organic crystal: 4-dimethyl-aminobenzaldehyde- 4-nitrophenyl-hydrazone," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 593-601 (1997)

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