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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1991
  • pp: 1732–1739

Noncritical properties of noncollinear phase-matched second-harmonic and sum-frequency generation in 3-methyl-4-nitropyridine-1-oxide

S. X. Dou, D. Josse, and J. Zyss  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 1732-1739 (1991)

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Comprehensive refractive-index measurements of 3-methyl-4-nitropyridine-1-oxide in the visible and near infrared are reported together with the phase-matching properties for collinear second-harmonic and sum-frequency generations in the principal dielectric planes. Noncollinear second-harmonic generation phenomena in one-beam and two-beam experiments are defined, observed, and subsequently analyzed by means of a simple geometric construction. A thorough investigation of noncollinear phase-matching configurations for second-harmonic and sum-frequency generations is performed and leads to the concept of one-beam noncritical non-collinear phase matching, which may be of great practical interest in optical parametric amplification and oscillation processes.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 9, 1990
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 1990
Published: August 1, 1991

S. X. Dou, D. Josse, and J. Zyss, "Noncritical properties of noncollinear phase-matched second-harmonic and sum-frequency generation in 3-methyl-4-nitropyridine-1-oxide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 1732-1739 (1991)

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