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Growth and characterization of single-crystal cored fibers of organic nonlinear optical materials
Author(s): Ananth Selvarajan; Kalidhindi B. R. Varma
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Paper Abstract

The recent development of several organic materials with large nonlinear susceptibilities, high damage threshold and low melting points encouraged researchers to employ these materials in fiber form to efficiently couple diode laser pumps and obtain enhanced second harmonic generation (SHG). In this paper we report the growth of single crystal cored fibers of 4-nitro-4'-methylbenzylidene aniline, ethoxy methoxy chalcone and (-)2-((alpha) -methylbenzylamino)-5- nitropyridine by inverted Bridgman-Stockbarger technique. The fibers were grown in glass capillaries with varying internal diameters and lengths and were characterized using x-ray and polarizing microscope techniques. The propagation loss at 632.8 nm and 1300 nm were measured and SHG was studied using 1064 nm pump.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2851, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications III, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251835
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Ananth Selvarajan, Indian Institute of Science/Bangalore (India)
Kalidhindi B. R. Varma, Indian Institute of Science/Bangalore (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2851:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications III
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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