Abstract

The growth in the uses of lithium niobate for infrared applications has created a need for knowledge of its optical characteristics in the infrared spectral region for the purpose of designing phase-matched or quasi-phase-matched devices. We report measurements of the refractive indices of congruently grown lithium niobate and lithium niobate doped with 5 mol. % magnesium oxide. We use these results to predict the tuning curve of a room-temperature multigrating optical parametric oscillator in each material.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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