1 September 1994 Nonlinear optical application of a 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde single crystal
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The linear and nonlinear optical properties of a high-efficiency organic nonlinear optical crystal, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde (MHBA), are investigated. The principal refractive indices at λ = 532 nm are nx = 1.70331, ny = 1.5624, and nz = 1.81376. Calculations show interesting critical phase-matching properties (frequency doubling of the Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and diode laser at 830 nm). The nonlinear optical coefficients, d21 = 25dKDP36 ± 10%, d22 = 10dKDP36 ± 10%, d23 = 33.3dKDP36 ± 10%, d24 = 8.3dKDP36 ± 20%, were determined. MHBA has potential as a practical frequency doubler of Nd:YAG and diode lasers.
Nan Zhang, Nan Zhang, Duorong Yuan, Duorong Yuan, Zongshu Shao, Zongshu Shao, Xu Tang Tao, Xu Tang Tao, S. X. Dou, S. X. Dou, Dong Xu, Dong Xu, Minhua Jiang, Minhua Jiang, } "Nonlinear optical application of a 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde single crystal," Optical Engineering 33(9), (1 September 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177517 . Submission:

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