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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 950–952

Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the extraordinary refractive index of 5 mol. % MgO-doped LiNbO3 in the terahertz range

Jens Kiessling, Karsten Buse, and Ingo Breunig  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 950-952 (2013)

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We present a Sellmeier equation for the temperature- and wavelength-dependent extraordinary refractive index of 5 mol. % MgO-doped congruent lithium niobate, which is valid for frequencies from 1 to 3 THz in a temperature range from 30°C to 200°C. The determination of the Sellmeier coefficients is based on the tuning behavior of a quasi-phase-matched, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator with its idler wave in the terahertz regime.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Jens Kiessling, Karsten Buse, and Ingo Breunig, "Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the extraordinary refractive index of 5 mol. % MgO-doped LiNbO3 in the terahertz range," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 950-952 (2013)

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