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Surface acoustic wave propagation in an organic nonlinear optical crystal
Author(s): Sandra Gilmour; Richard A. Pethrick; John N. Sherwood; Stephen V. Kershaw; Philip Pantelis; Steven A. Cassidy
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Paper Abstract

The first demonstration of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) propagation in a polar organic crystal, (-)-2-(alpha) -methylbenzylamino-5-nitropyridine (MBANP) is reported. A SAW velocity of 1416 ms-1 in the [010] direction, in the (001) crystal plane was measured, which is about half that of many inorganic substrates. In addition 3 of the 8 piezoelectric coefficients, d21, d22, d23 have been measured and indicate that performance comparable with lithium niobate may be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139207
Show Author Affiliations
Sandra Gilmour, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Richard A. Pethrick, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
John N. Sherwood, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Stephen V. Kershaw, British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)
Philip Pantelis, British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)
Steven A. Cassidy, British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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