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2-Cyclooctylamino-5-Nitropyridine, A New Nonlinear Optical Crystal With Orthorhombic Symmetry
Author(s): P Giinter; Ch. Bosshard; K Sutter; C Medrano; G Chapuis; R J Twieg; D Dobrowolski
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Paper Abstract

2-Cyclooctylamino-5-nitropyridine (COANP) is a new nonlinear optical crystal with point group symmetry mm2. It has been grown by a temperature difference solution growth technique. Its linear and nonlinear optical properties have been investigated. The refractive indices na = 1.699, nb = 1.847 and nc = 1.681 (at ? = 550 nm) and the nonlinear optical susceptibilities d31 and d33 (kw = 1.06 p.m) have been determined. Type I phase matching is possible at 1.064 Ilm. A peak conversion efficiency 71 = P2co/Pco = 3.6% has been observed with a 0.90 mm thick crystal and a fundamental power Pw = 560 W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0864, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, (2 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943512
Show Author Affiliations
P Giinter, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Ch. Bosshard, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
K Sutter, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
C Medrano, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
G Chapuis, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
R J Twieg, IBM Almaden Research Laboratory (United States)
D Dobrowolski, IBM Almaden Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0864:
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Claude P. Puech, Editor(s)

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