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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1686–1691

Thermal effects on second-harmonic generation in biaxial molecular crystals

P. Kerkoc, S. Horinouchi, K. Sasaki, Y. Nagae, and D. Pugh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 1686-1691 (1999)

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The theory required for description of the effect of the temperature rise that is due to self-induced heating on second-harmonic generation is developed and applied to the biaxial molecular crystal (-)2-α-(methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine (MBANP). It is shown that for the range of parameters considered there is an optimum input power of the fundamental beam for highest second-harmonic conversion efficiency. A maximum efficiency of 61% was calculated for the optimum input power of 19.6 kW with a beam radius of 0.25 mm and an interaction length of 1.6 cm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects

P. Kerkoc, S. Horinouchi, K. Sasaki, Y. Nagae, and D. Pugh, "Thermal effects on second-harmonic generation in biaxial molecular crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1686-1691 (1999)

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