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Application Analysis Of New Nonlinear Materials
Author(s): Gary C. Catella; Jeffrey H. Bohn; David A. Roberts; William R. Cook
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of new nonlinear optical crystals has provided researchers with a wide choice of materials for their particular applications. These materials potentially allow nonlinear interactions from the UV to the far IR. However, choosing the most appropriate material for a specific application is often difficult. For certain applications, traditional materials may have properties (other than the nonlinear coefficient) which make them very competitive with new, highly nonlinear materials. This choice is complicated further if additional crystal development is required. This paper will discuss, from the user's perspective, the material characteristics of KDP, KD*P, d-LAP, d-urea, BBO, AgGaS2, AgGaSe2, ZnGeP2 and others. The physical, optical and frequency conversion properties are summarized, with particular emphasis on the interaction of these properties. To provide a guide or tutorial to the user, several application analysis techniques are described and applied to specific examples. These include the calculation of first and second order phase matching characteristics and one and two dimensional SHG modeling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960581
Show Author Affiliations
Gary C. Catella, Cleveland Crystals, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey H. Bohn, Cleveland Crystals, Inc. (United States)
David A. Roberts, Cleveland Crystals, Inc. (United States)
William R. Cook, Cleveland Crystals, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1104:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals
Jui Teng Lin, Editor(s)

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