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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 524–533

Wavelength variation of the second-order nonlinear coefficients of KNbO3, KTiOPO4, KTiOAsO4, LiNbO3, LiIO3, β-BaB2O4, KH2PO4, and LiB3O5 crystals: a test of Miller wavelength scaling

William J. Alford and Arlee V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 524-533 (2001)

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We measure second-order nonlinear coefficients using optical parametric amplification and second-harmonic generation over a range of wavelengths for the crystals KNbO3,KTiOPO4,KTiOAsO4,LiNbO3,LiIO3,β-BaB2O4,KH2PO4, and LiB3O5. Combining our new measurements with previously reported values, we compare the wavelength variation of individual dijks with Miller scaling, and we conclude that Miller scaling is a useful approximation for these crystals.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

William J. Alford and Arlee V. Smith, "Wavelength variation of the second-order nonlinear coefficients of KNbO3, KTiOPO4, KTiOAsO4, LiNbO3, LiIO3, β- BaB2O4, KH2PO4, and LiB3O5 crystals: a test of Miller wavelength scaling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 524-533 (2001)

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