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Applied Physics B

, Volume 99, Issue 1–2, pp 197–201 | Cite as

Measurement of the extraordinary refractive index dispersion in the MIR for Mg:Nd:LiNbO3 crystals by the use of quasi-phase-matching in a random 1D domain structure

  • A. S. Solntsev
  • G. Kh. Kitaeva
  • I. I. Naumova
  • A. N. Penin
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Abstract

We present a method of measurement of the extraordinary refractive index dispersion in MIR for periodically and aperiodically poled nonlinear crystals with unknown or uncertain periods. The method is based on the spontaneous parametric down-conversion and is useful for the crystals with domain structure formed directly in the process of growth by Czochralski technique. As an example we measure the extraordinary refractive index of in-growth poled 2 mol% Mg and 1 mol% Nd doped congruent lithium niobate and present the corresponding Sellmeier equation in the range of 0.4–3.6 μm.

Keywords

Lithium Niobate Optical Parametric Oscillator Domain Period Lithium Niobate Lithium Tantalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Solntsev
    • 1
  • G. Kh. Kitaeva
    • 1
  • I. I. Naumova
    • 1
  • A. N. Penin
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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