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Recent advances in the second-order nonlinear optical properties of amorphous silica materials
Author(s): Richard A. Myers; Xiang-Cun Long; Steven R. J. Brueck
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Paper Abstract

Recently, there has been much progress towards the establishment of SiO2 as a practical non-linear material. Three processes currently being explored for creating second-order nonlinearities in SiO2-based materials include: photoinduced second harmonic generation observed in fibers and fiber preforms, temperature/electric-field poling of bulk fused silica and of SiO2-based waveguide structures, and electron-beam irradiation of bulk lead silicate glasses. This paper reviews the current state of these three processes and discusses some advantages and disadvantages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2289, Doped Fiber Devices and Systems, (3 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188700
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Richard A. Myers, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Xiang-Cun Long, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Steven R. J. Brueck, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2289:
Doped Fiber Devices and Systems
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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