Abstract

Frequency-domain interferometry has been used to find the optical axis of a uniaxial, birefringent crystal. The dependence of the interference fringe spacing on the incident angle and the direction of the optical axis were determined in a 4.6-cm-thick KDP crystal.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
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Carlson, R. J.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
[Crossref]

Chien, C. Y.

Chuang, Y.-H.

Cina, J. A.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
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Coe, J. S.

Craxton, R. S.

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Du, M.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
[Crossref]

Fleming, G. R.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
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Kobayashi, T.

Korn, G.

Luther-Davis, B.

Matro, A.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
[Crossref]

Meyerhofer, D. D.

X. D. Cao and D. D. Meyerhofer, Opt. Lett. 19, 1837 (1994); X. D. Cao, L. Zheng, and D. D. Meyerhofer, Opt. Lett. 20, 392 (1995).
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Mourou, G.

Rice, S. A.

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
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N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
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J. Chem. Phys. (1)

N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487 (1991).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

Y. Wang and R. Dragila, Phys. Rev. A 41, 5645 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (4)

L. Zheng and D. D. Meyerhofer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CW 15.

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals: Propagation and Control of Laser Radiation (Wiley, New York, 1984).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, Boston, Mass., 1989).

E. F. Kaelble, ed., Handbook of X-Rays (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: P, polarizer; M’s, mirrors; A, analyzer; R, retroreflector. The linearly polarized light is coupled into the nonlinear crystal with the polarization direction aligned at 45° with respect to the birefringent axis.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of the incident pulse applied to the crystal (solid curve). (b) Spectrum with frequency-domain interference fringes (dashed curve). The fringe spacing is 0.461±0.004 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the interference fringe spacing on the propagation direction. , experiment data when the optical axis is in the yz plane; , experiment data when the optical axis is in the xy plane. The propagation angle is the external angle measured with respect to the normal of the crystal. The rotation is in the xz plane. The solid curve is the theoretical fit.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variance of the fit in Fig.  3 for different values of θ0.

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Iω=14Eω21+V cosϕo-eω,
ϕo-eω=ϕo-eω0+dϕo-eω0dωΔω+12d2ϕo-eω0dω2Δω2+,
Δω=2πϕo-eω0ω.

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