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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15868–15877

Second-harmonic parametric scattering in ferroelectric crystals with disordered nonlinear domain structures

Jose Trull, Crina Cojocaru, Robert Fischer, Solomon M. Saltiel, Kestutis Staliunas, Ramon Herrero, Ramon Vilaseca, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15868-15877 (2007)

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We study the second-harmonic (SH) parametric processes in unpoled crystals of Strontium Barium Niobate (SBN) with disordered structures of ferroelectric domains. Such crystals allow for the simultaneous phase matching of several second-order nonlinear processes. We analyze the polarization properties of these parametric processes using two types of generation schemes: quasi-collinear SH generation and transverse SH generation. From our experimental data we determine the ratio of d32 and d33 components of the second order susceptibility tensor and also the statistical properties of the random structure of the SBN crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Jose Trull, Crina Cojocaru, Robert Fischer, Solomon M. Saltiel, Kestutis Staliunas, Ramon Herrero, Ramon Vilaseca, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Second-harmonic parametric scattering in ferroelectric crystals with disordered nonlinear domain structures," Opt. Express 15, 15868-15877 (2007)

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