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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 618–621

Third-harmonic generation in cuprous oxide: efficiency determination

Laszlo Frazer, Richard D. Schaller, Kelvin B. Chang, John B. Ketterson, and Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 618-621 (2014)

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The efficiency of third-harmonic generation in cuprous oxide was measured. Intensities followed a noncubic power law that indicates nonperturbative behavior. Polarization anisotropy of the harmonic generation was demonstrated and related to the third-order susceptibility. The results will influence the understanding of harmonic generation in centrosymmetric materials and are potentially relevant to device design and the interpretation of exciton behavior.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

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Original Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2013
Published: January 28, 2014

Laszlo Frazer, Richard D. Schaller, Kelvin B. Chang, John B. Ketterson, and Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, "Third-harmonic generation in cuprous oxide: efficiency determination," Opt. Lett. 39, 618-621 (2014)

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