Applied Physics B

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 419–423

Calculation of nonlinear optical polarization and phase matching in biaxial crystals

Authors

  • M. Kaschke
    • Sektion PhysikFriedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • C. Koch
    • Sektion PhysikFriedrich-Schiller-Universität
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00325343

Cite this article as:
Kaschke, M. & Koch, C. Appl. Phys. B (1989) 49: 419. doi:10.1007/BF00325343

Abstract

We present a general, analytical formula for the calculation of the unit vectors of the direction of vibration of the electric field strength in biaxial crystals. By means of this formula it is possible to calculate the effective nonlinearity for second-order nonlinear optical frequency conversion processes in biaxial crystals. For two highly efficient nonlinear optical crystals we have calculated the effective nonlinear susceptibility and walk-off angles. The results have been compared with numerical as well as experimental data of previous papers.

PACS

42.65
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