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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2005
  • pp: 417–425

Measurement of the χ(2) tensor of GdCa4O(BO3)3 and YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals

Michael V. Pack, Darrell J. Armstrong, Arlee V. Smith, Gerard Aka, Bernard Ferrand, and Denis Pelenc  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 417-425 (2005)

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Using the separated-beam method, we have measured the full second-order nonlinear optical tensors of the crystals GdCa4O(BO3)3 and YCa4O(BO3)3. Our d tensors (d=χ(2)/2) differ from those of previous reports but give nearly the same values of deff for type-I doubling of 1064-nm light. However, for other wavelengths or for type-II doubling, our tensors give values for deff distinctly different from the alternative tensors.

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(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

Michael V. Pack, Darrell J. Armstrong, Arlee V. Smith, Gerard Aka, Bernard Ferrand, and Denis Pelenc, "Measurement of the chi(2) tensor of GdCa4O(BO3)3 and YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 417-425 (2005)

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