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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2392–2396

Accurate measurement of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of zinc oxide

Makoto Abe, Naoki Awata, Tomonori Matsushita, Masashi Hakamata, Kenji Ozawa, Ryota Murakami, Ichiro Shoji, and Takashi Kondo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2392-2396 (2012)

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We have determined all the three independent components of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of ZnO by highly accurate Maker-fringe measurements on high-quality bulk samples combined with theoretical analyses taking account of the multiple-reflection effects. The obtained values of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients are d31=2.0±0.1pm/V, d15=2.1±0.1pm/V, and d33=6.2±0.3pm/V at the fundamental wavelength of 1.06 μm. This shows that the ratio d33/d31, which is estimated to be 3.0, is deviated from the widely used value of 2 predicted for idealized wurtzite crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: August 10, 2012

Makoto Abe, Naoki Awata, Tomonori Matsushita, Masashi Hakamata, Kenji Ozawa, Ryota Murakami, Ichiro Shoji, and Takashi Kondo, "Accurate measurement of quadratic nonlinear-optical coefficients of zinc oxide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2392-2396 (2012)

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