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New Organic Materials For Efficient Harmonic Generation Of Near Ultraviolet Light
Author(s): Stephan P. Velsko; Laura E. Davis; Francis Wang; David Eimerl
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Paper Abstract

Water soluble organic salts comprise a large class of crystalline materials containing many efficient harmonic generators for producing blue and near ultraviolet light. Among the salts of simple chiral organic acids and bases, about 1 in 10 crystals has a nonlinearity greater than or equal to KDP. The distribution of noncritical wavelengths among these crystals peaks around 500 nm for Type I doubling and 700 nm for Type II. We estimate the number of chiral organic salts which must be examined in a survey in order to assure with high probability that an "optimized" crystal for a given frequency conversion process will be found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0971, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948222
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan P. Velsko, University of California (United States)
Laura E. Davis, University of California (United States)
Francis Wang, University of California (United States)
David Eimerl, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0971:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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