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Nonlinear Optical Properties Of ZnO At Room-Temperature Investigated By Laser-Induced Self-Diffraction
Author(s): Jesper Nissen Ravn; Paul Michael Petersen
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear optical properties of ZnO have been investigated with an excimer pumped ultraviolet dye-laser. The wavelength dependence of the first order diffracted intensity in a self-diffraction experiment has been performed for photon energies below but near the fundamental absorption edge. The measurements indicate a resonant behaviour of the third order nonlinear susceptibility just below the bandgap. Further we have measured the temporal behaviour of the diffracted light. This time dependence indicates that the non-linearity is due to electronic excitations in the crystal.

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Date Published: 22 December 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1127, Nonlinear Optical Materials II, (22 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961400
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Jesper Nissen Ravn, Techn. Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Paul Michael Petersen, Techn. Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1127:
Nonlinear Optical Materials II

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