Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 2, pp 343–348

Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-2998-2

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Gayer, O., Sacks, Z., Galun, E. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 91: 343. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-2998-2


We present wavelength- and temperature-dependent refractive index equations for 5% MgO-doped congruent PPLN and for 1% MgO-doped stoichiometric PPLN crystals valid for a wide spectral and temperature range. The dispersion equations were derived from quasi-phase-matched nonlinear interactions with these two crystal compositions in the near and mid-infrared. The results show a good agreement with previously published frequency conversion experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Electronics, School of Electrical EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Elbit Systems El-Op Electro-Optics Industries Ltd.RehovotIsrael