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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1524–1532

High second-order nonlinear susceptibility induced in chalcogenide glasses by thermal poling

Marie Guignard, Virginie Nazabal, Frédéric Smektala, Hassina Zeghlache, Alexandre Kudlinski, Yves Quiquempois, and Gilbert Martinelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1524-1532 (2006)

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High second-order susceptibility has been created in a chalcogenide glass from Ge-Sb-S system. A thermal poling process was used to produce this non-linear effect and a second harmonic generation experiment allowed characterizing the phenomenon. A maximum χ(2) value of 8.0±0.5 pm/V was measured for the first time to our best knowledge in sulfide glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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Original Manuscript: January 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

Marie Guignard, Virginie Nazabal, Frédéric Smektala, Hassina Zeghlache, Alexandre Kudlinski, Yves Quiquempois, and Gilbert Martinelli, "High second-order nonlinear susceptibility induced in chalcogenide glasses by thermal poling," Opt. Express 14, 1524-1532 (2006)

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