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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 26–32

Optical axis misalignment detection by noncollinear second-harmonic generation

F. A. Bovino, V. Tasco, A. Passaseo, M. C. Larciprete, A. Belardini, and C. Sibilia  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 26-32 (2014)

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The polarization scan of both pumps in a noncollinear second-harmonic experiment is shown to be a powerful tool for identifying the different components of plane misalignment angles in a nonlinear crystal. Here, we report an optical axis misalignment as small as 1°, in a 380 μm thick 4H–SiC sample, by means of 130 fs pulsed laser of 830 nm wavelength. The optical axis misalignment is confirmed by the x-ray structural analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2013
Published: December 4, 2013

F. A. Bovino, V. Tasco, A. Passaseo, M. C. Larciprete, A. Belardini, and C. Sibilia, "Optical axis misalignment detection by noncollinear second-harmonic generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 26-32 (2014)

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