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Organic Nonlinear Crystals And High Power Frequency Conversion
Author(s): Stephan P. Velsko; Laura Davis; Francis Wang; Suzanne Monaco; David Eimerl
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Paper Abstract

We are searching for new second and third harmonic generators among the salts of organic acids and bases. We discuss the relevant properties of crystals from this group of compounds, including their nonlinear and phasematching characteristics, linear absorption, damage threshold and crystal growth. In addition, we summarize what is known concerning other nonlinear optical properties of these crystals, such as two-photon absorption, nonlinear refractive index, and stimulated Raman thresholds. A preliminary assessment is made of the potential of these materials for use in future high power, large aperture lasers such as those used for inertial confinement fusion experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0824, Advances in Nonlinear Polymers and Inorganic Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Laser Media, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.941977
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan P. Velsko, University of California (United States)
Laura Davis, University of California (United States)
Francis Wang, University of California (United States)
Suzanne Monaco, University of California (United States)
David Eimerl, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0824:
Advances in Nonlinear Polymers and Inorganic Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Laser Media
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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