Accession Number:

AD0724300

Title:

An Evaluation of Nonlinear Optical Materials by the Second-Harmonic Powder Technique

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1971-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The nonlinear optical properties of 21 crystalline materials, principally of the iodate family of compounds, were evaluated using the second- harmonic powder technique developed by Kurtz and Perry. By this method the second-harmonic radiation generated in a powdered sample by a laser at 1.06 micrometers was compared with a known reference, LiIO3 in this case. Of the materials tested, 12 have previously been reported on in the literature, and the present results are in substantial agreement. KIO3 and RbIO3 are identified as having the most promise for crystal development effort. The remaining materials, observed for the first time, failed to exhibit appreciable second- harmonic intensity.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE