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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8704–8710

Calibration of the second-order nonlinear optical susceptibility of surface and bulk of glass

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Fu Xiang Wang, and Martti Kauranen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8704-8710 (2008)

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A two-beam second-harmonic generation technique is developed to calibrate the magnitude of the second-order nonlinear optical susceptibility components of surface and bulk (multipolar origin) of isotropic materials. The values obtained for fused silica calibrated against χXXX of crystalline quartz are χ‖‖⊥=7.9(4), χ⊥‖‖+γ=3.8(4), χ⊥⊥⊥+γ=59(4), and δ′=7.8(4) in units of 10-22 m2/V. Similar values are obtained for BK7 glass. An alternative way of calibration against χXYZ of quartz is demonstrated. The technique could also be extended to characterize the susceptibility tensor of crystals as a convenient alternative to the Maker-fringe technique.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: May 29, 2008

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Fu Xiang Wang, and Martti Kauranen, "Calibration of the second-order nonlinear optical susceptibility of surface and bulk of glass," Opt. Express 16, 8704-8710 (2008)

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