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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1137–1139

Anomalous-dispersion phase-matched second-harmonic generation

P. A. Cahill, K. D. Singer, and L. A. King  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1137-1139 (1989)

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We have demonstrated anomalous-dispersion phase-matched second-harmonic generation, using electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation in a liquid solution of Foron Brilliant Blue S-R (FBB). This dye has a sharp absorption maximum near 620 nm and a deep absorption minimum near 450 nm. The microscopic hyperpolarizability (β) of FBB was measured at 1.58 and 0.954 μm and was found to be 163 × 10−30 and −118 × 10−30 cm5/esu, respectively. The change in sign of β and the observation that β0, a frequency-independent measure of hyperpolarizability, is the same at both frequencies demonstrate the validity of the two-state model of the second-order hyperpolarizability.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 22, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

P. A. Cahill, K. D. Singer, and L. A. King, "Anomalous-dispersion phase-matched second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 14, 1137-1139 (1989)

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