Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 797–833

Second-order nonlinear susceptibilities of various dielectric and semiconductor materials

  • Ichiro Shoji
  • Takashi Kondo
  • Ryoichi Ito

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016545417478

Cite this article as:
Shoji, I., Kondo, T. & Ito, R. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2002) 34: 797. doi:10.1023/A:1016545417478


An updated absolute scale of the second-order nonlinear susceptibilities of various dielectric and semiconductor materials is presented. It is based on our recent redetermination for several important nonlinear-optical materials and the earlier reliable values. The problems that were unresolved or overlooked in earlier measurements are pointed out, and the guidelines for obtaining accurate values of the nonlinear susceptibilities are presented through the detailed description of the measurement procedure applied in our determination.

difference-frequency generation nonlinear-optical coefficient parametric fluorescence second-harmonic generation second-order nonlinear susceptibility 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Shoji
    • 1
  • Takashi Kondo
    • 3
  • Ryoichi Ito
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied PhysicsThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Laser Research Center for Molecular ScienceInstitute for Molecular ScienceMyodaiji, OkazakiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials ScienceThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Physics, School of Science and TechnologyMeiji UniversityTama-ku, KawasakiJapan

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