Abstract

The thermal dependences of the principal refractive indices of lithium triborate (LBO) have been measured over an extended temperature range of 20–200 °C with a Michelson interferometer. The data obtained are critically evaluated by prediction of the temperature dependences of phase matching and the temperature bandwidth of LBO in a wide range of circumstances (which include optical parametric oscillation, second-harmonic generation, and sum-frequency-mixing generation), and close agreement with experimental observation is obtained in most cases.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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