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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2877–2884

Detailed analysis of second-harmonic-generation Maker fringes in biaxially birefringent materials by a 4 × 4 matrix formulation

M. Braun, F. Bauer, Th. Vogtmann, and M. Schwoerer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 2877-2884 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002877


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Abstract

We present a detailed analysis of second-harmonic-generation Maker fringes in biaxially birefringent materials that takes into account the ordinary as well as the extraordinary polarized bound and free waves. This becomes relevant for elliptically polarized second-harmonic-generation signals. To keep the formulas easy to survey, the calculation is performed in a compact 4×4 matrix technique. For a test of the analysis we apply it to measurements in birefringent single crystals of the asymmetrically substituted diacetylene NP/4-MPU.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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M. Braun, F. Bauer, Th. Vogtmann, and M. Schwoerer, "Detailed analysis of second-harmonic-generation Maker fringes in biaxially birefringent materials by a 4×4 matrix formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2877-2884 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-12-2877


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