A Sellmeier equation for the extraordinary index of congruent lithium niobate is derived. The source data for the fit contain previously published data [Opt.Commun.17, 322 (1996); erratum 20, 188 (1997); J.Appl.Phys. 45, 3688 (1974)] and new measured tuning data for an optical parametric oscillator using periodically poled lithium niobate. Phase-matching predictions are accurate for temperatures between room temperature and 250°C and wavelengths ranging from 0.4 to 5 μm .
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Dieter H. Jundt, "Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the index of refraction, ne, in congruent lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 22, 1553-1555 (1997)