## Thermal effects on second-harmonic generation in biaxial molecular crystals

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001686

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### Abstract

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

**Citation**

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)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-10-1686

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