Abstract

We use the separated-beams, second-harmonic method to measure the full second-order nonlinear optical tensor of KNbO3 relative to dzxy of KDP for a fundamental wavelength of 1064 nm. Assuming dzxy(KDP)= 0.39 pm/V, we find for KNbO3 that dxxx=21.9 pm/V, dxyy=8.9 pm/V, dxzz=12.4 pm/V, dyxy= 9.2 pm/V, and dzxz=13.0 pm/V with estimated uncertainties of ±2–5%.

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2003 (1)

D. J. Armstrong, M. V. Pack, and A. V. Smith, “Instrument and method for measuring second-order nonlinear optical tensors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3250–3257 (2003).

2002 (1)

J. H. Kim and C. S. Yoon, “Domain switching characteristics and fabrication of periodically poled potassium niobate for second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3332–3334 (2002).

2001 (1)

1999 (2)

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

1993 (1)

1992 (3)

1984 (1)

J.-C. Baumert, J. Hoffnagle, and P. Guenter, “Nonlinear optical effects in KNbO3 crystals at AlxGa1−xAs, dye, ruby, and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths,” 1984 European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, B. Bolger and H. A. Ferwerda, eds., Proc. SPIE 492, 374–385 (1984).

1982 (1)

G. C. Ghosh and G. C. Bhar, “Temperature dispersion in ADP, KDP, and KD*P for nonlinear devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 143–145 (1982).

1974 (1)

Y. Uematsu, “Nonlinear optical properties of KNbO3 single crystal in the orthorhombic phase,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 1362–1368 (1974).

1970 (1)

J. Jerphagnon and S. K. Kurtz, “Maker fringes: a detailed comparison of theory and experiment for isotropic and uniaxial crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 41, 1667–1681 (1970).

1962 (1)

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Alford, W. J.

Armstrong, D. J.

D. J. Armstrong, M. V. Pack, and A. V. Smith, “Instrument and method for measuring second-order nonlinear optical tensors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3250–3257 (2003).

Baumert, J.-C.

J.-C. Baumert, J. Hoffnagle, and P. Guenter, “Nonlinear optical effects in KNbO3 crystals at AlxGa1−xAs, dye, ruby, and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths,” 1984 European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, B. Bolger and H. A. Ferwerda, eds., Proc. SPIE 492, 374–385 (1984).

Bhar, G. C.

G. C. Ghosh and G. C. Bhar, “Temperature dispersion in ADP, KDP, and KD*P for nonlinear devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 143–145 (1982).

Biaggio, I.

Bosenberg, W. R.

Gehr, R. J.

Ghosh, G. C.

G. C. Ghosh and G. C. Bhar, “Temperature dispersion in ADP, KDP, and KD*P for nonlinear devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 143–145 (1982).

Guenter, P.

I. Biaggio, P. Kerkoc, L.-S. Wu, P. Guenter, and B. Zysset, “Refractive indices of orthorhombic KNbO3. II. Phase-matching configurations for nonlinear optical interactions,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 507–517 (1992).

J.-C. Baumert, J. Hoffnagle, and P. Guenter, “Nonlinear optical effects in KNbO3 crystals at AlxGa1−xAs, dye, ruby, and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths,” 1984 European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, B. Bolger and H. A. Ferwerda, eds., Proc. SPIE 492, 374–385 (1984).

Gunter, P.

Hayden, L. M.

Herman, W. N.

Hoffnagle, J.

J.-C. Baumert, J. Hoffnagle, and P. Guenter, “Nonlinear optical effects in KNbO3 crystals at AlxGa1−xAs, dye, ruby, and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths,” 1984 European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, B. Bolger and H. A. Ferwerda, eds., Proc. SPIE 492, 374–385 (1984).

Ito, R.

Jarman, R. H.

Jerphagnon, J.

J. Jerphagnon and S. K. Kurtz, “Maker fringes: a detailed comparison of theory and experiment for isotropic and uniaxial crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 41, 1667–1681 (1970).

Kato, K.

Kerkoc, P.

Kim, J. H.

J. H. Kim and C. S. Yoon, “Domain switching characteristics and fabrication of periodically poled potassium niobate for second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3332–3334 (2002).

Kitamoto, A.

Klein, M. E.

Kondo, T.

Kurtz, S. K.

J. Jerphagnon and S. K. Kurtz, “Maker fringes: a detailed comparison of theory and experiment for isotropic and uniaxial crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 41, 1667–1681 (1970).

Maker, P. D.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Meyn, J.-P.

Nisenoff, M.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Pack, M. V.

D. J. Armstrong, M. V. Pack, and A. V. Smith, “Instrument and method for measuring second-order nonlinear optical tensors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3250–3257 (2003).

Roberts, D. A.

D. A. Roberts, “Simplified characterization of uniaxial and biaxial nonlinear optical crystals: a plea for standardization of nomenclature and conventions,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2057–2074 (1992).

Rytz, D.

Savage, C. M.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Shirane, M.

Shoji, I.

Smith, A. V.

Terhune, R. W.

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Uematsu, Y.

Y. Uematsu, “Nonlinear optical properties of KNbO3 single crystal in the orthorhombic phase,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 1362–1368 (1974).

Umemura, N.

Wallenstein, R.

Woll, D.

Wu, L.-S.

Yoon, C. S.

J. H. Kim and C. S. Yoon, “Domain switching characteristics and fabrication of periodically poled potassium niobate for second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3332–3334 (2002).

Yoshida, K.

Zysset, B.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. H. Kim and C. S. Yoon, “Domain switching characteristics and fabrication of periodically poled potassium niobate for second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3332–3334 (2002).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. A. Roberts, “Simplified characterization of uniaxial and biaxial nonlinear optical crystals: a plea for standardization of nomenclature and conventions,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2057–2074 (1992).

G. C. Ghosh and G. C. Bhar, “Temperature dispersion in ADP, KDP, and KD*P for nonlinear devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 143–145 (1982).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Jerphagnon and S. K. Kurtz, “Maker fringes: a detailed comparison of theory and experiment for isotropic and uniaxial crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 41, 1667–1681 (1970).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (6)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Uematsu, “Nonlinear optical properties of KNbO3 single crystal in the orthorhombic phase,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 13, 1362–1368 (1974).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

P. D. Maker, R. W. Terhune, M. Nisenoff, and C. M. Savage, “Effects of dispersion and focusing on the production of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 8, 21–22 (1962).

Proc. SPIE (1)

J.-C. Baumert, J. Hoffnagle, and P. Guenter, “Nonlinear optical effects in KNbO3 crystals at AlxGa1−xAs, dye, ruby, and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths,” 1984 European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, B. Bolger and H. A. Ferwerda, eds., Proc. SPIE 492, 374–385 (1984).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

D. J. Armstrong, M. V. Pack, and A. V. Smith, “Instrument and method for measuring second-order nonlinear optical tensors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 3250–3257 (2003).

Other (2)

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, New York, 1999).

J.-C. Baumert, “Nichtlineare optische Eigenschaften und Anwendungen von KNbO3 Kristallen,” Ph.D. dissertation ETH 7802 (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1985).

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