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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4064–4069

Large second-harmonic generation of thermally poled sodium borophosphate glasses

Marc Dussauze, Evelyne Fargin, Michel Lahaye, Vincent Rodriguez, and Frédéric Adamietz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4064-4069 (2005)

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Second harmonic generation (SHG) has been obtained in a rich in sodium niobium borophosphate glass by a thermal poling treatment. The thermally poled glass SHG signal has been studied through an original analysis of both transmitted and reflected polarized Maker-fringe patterns. Therefore, the second order nonlinear optical (NLO) efficiency was estimated from the simulation of the Maker-fringe patterns with a stepwise decreasing profile from the anode surface. A reproducible χ(2) susceptibility value as high as 5.0 ±0.3 pm/V was achieved at the anode side. The nonlinear layer, found to be sodium-depleted up to 5 µm deep inside the anode side, identical to the simulated nonlinear zone thickness, indicates a complex space-charge-migration/ nonlinear glass matrix response process.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Marc Dussauze, Evelyne Fargin, Michel Lahaye, Vincent Rodriguez, and Frédéric Adamietz, "Large second-harmonic generation of thermally poled sodium borophosphate glasses," Opt. Express 13, 4064-4069 (2005)

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