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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 622–633

Potassium titanyl phosphate: properties and new applications

John D. Bierlein and Herman Vanherzeele  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 622-633 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.6.000622


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Abstract

Potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) is a unique nonlinear-optical material that is being widely used for second-harmonic generation of Nd lasers emitting near 1 μm. KTP is also attractive for various sum- and difference-frequency and optical parametric applications over its entire transparency range from 0.35 to 4.5 μm. Its combination of large electro-optic coefficients and low dielectric constants makes KTP potentially useful for various electro-optic applications, and, in particular, it has a figure of merit for an optical waveguide modulator that is nearly a factor of 2 larger than that for any other inorganic material. Low-loss optical waveguides can be formed in KTP, and several electro-optic and nonlinear-optic devices have been fabricated that confirm that KTP is also a superior material for many optical waveguide applications.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

Citation
John D. Bierlein and Herman Vanherzeele, "Potassium titanyl phosphate: properties and new applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 622-633 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-6-4-622


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