Second-harmonic generation in germanosilicate glass poled with ArF laser irradiation

Takumi Fujiwara, Masahide Takahashi, Akira J. Ikushima

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We report on a remarkably large second-harmonic generation (SHG) in a germanosilicate glass (15.7 GeO2-84.3 SiO2 in mol %). which was induced by poling while the sample was irradiated with the ArF laser at the wavelength of 193 nm. The SHG coefficient, d. thus induced was measured at various poling electric-field strengths using the Maker-fringe technique. The value of d increases with increasing poling field and then saturates around 1.5 × 105 V/cm. The largest d coefficient value obtained in this work, which is 3.4±0.3 pm/V, seems to exceed d22 of LiNbO3. Furthermore, polarization dependence of the induced SHG shows an anisotropy of the refractive index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug 25


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