Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 523–527 | Cite as

Linear and nonlinear optical properties of yttrium formate dihydrate, Y(HCOO)3·2H2O

  • L. BohatýEmail author
  • L. Bayarjargal
  • P. Becker


Yttrium formate dihydrate, Y(HCOO)3·2H2O (point group 222), a promising new material for Raman laser frequency converters, has been reinvestigated with respect to the linear and nonlinear optical (second-harmonic generation, SHG) properties. High-precision data of refractive indices and their dispersion in the wavelength range 365–1083 nm are given, together with the three independent components of the tensor of nonlinear optical susceptibility (SHG) [dijk SHG]. A calculation of the macroscopic nonlinear optical susceptibility from the hyperpolarizabilities of the formate groups results in good agreement with the experimental values. This signals that the nonlinear optical interaction in Y(HCOO)3·2H2O can mainly be attributed to the formate groups.


Second Harmonic Generation Phase Match Stimulate Raman Scattering Nonlinear Optical Property Sample Rotation 
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  1. 1.Institute of CrystallographyUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

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