First-order quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation of 1064 to 532 nm in a thermally poled planar fused-silica plate with periodic UV erasure of the second-order nonlinearity was successfully implemented. We obtained a 1:2.9 ratio of d<sub>31</sub>:d<sub>33</sub> for UV-grade fused silica in support of the proposed mechanism for electric-field-induced second-order nonlinearity in this material.
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Huai-Yi Chen, Jin-Sheng Sue, Yi-Hsuan Lin, and Shiuh Chao, "Quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in ultraviolet-assisted periodically poled planar fused silica," Opt. Lett. 28, 917-919 (2003)