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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2109–2116

Measurement of the χ(2) tensor of the potassium niobate crystal

Michael V. Pack, Darrell J. Armstrong, and Arlee V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 2109-2116 (2003)

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We use the separated-beams, second-harmonic method to measure the full second-order nonlinear optical tensor of KNbO3 relative to dzxy of KDP for a fundamental wavelength of 1064 nm. Assuming dzxy(KDP)= 0.39 pm/V, we find for KNbO3 that dxxx=21.9 pm/V,dxyy=8.9 pm/V,dxzz=12.4 pm/V,dyxy= 9.2 pm/V, and dzxz=13.0 pm/V with estimated uncertainties of ±2–5%.

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(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

Michael V. Pack, Darrell J. Armstrong, and Arlee V. Smith, "Measurement of the χ(2) tensor of the potassium niobate crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2109-2116 (2003)

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