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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2026–2034

Accurate measurement of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of gallium nitride

Makoto Abe, Hiroaki Sato, Ichiro Shoji, Jun Suda, Masashi Yoshimura, Yasuo Kitaoka, Yusuke Mori, and Takashi Kondo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 2026-2034 (2010)

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We have determined all the three independent components of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of GaN by highly accurate Maker-fringe measurements on high-quality bulk samples combined with theoretical analysis taking account of the multiple-reflection effects in slightly misoriented optically anisotropic samples. Especially, the d 33 coefficient is determined with sufficient accuracies for the first time, to our knowledge, by using ( 11 2 ¯ 0 ) -oriented samples. The obtained values of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients are d 31 = 2.5 ± 0.1   pm / V , d 15 = 2.5 ± 0.1   pm / V , and d 33 = 3.8 ± 0.2   pm / V at the fundamental wavelength of 1.064 μ m .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2010
Published: September 16, 2010

Makoto Abe, Hiroaki Sato, Ichiro Shoji, Jun Suda, Masashi Yoshimura, Yasuo Kitaoka, Yusuke Mori, and Takashi Kondo, "Accurate measurement of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of gallium nitride," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2026-2034 (2010)

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