Determination of the d-tensor components of a single crystal of N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline

Fujiwara, M., Maruyama, M., Sugisaki, M., Takahashi, H., Aoshima, S.I., Cogdell, R.J. and Hashimoto, H. (2007) Determination of the d-tensor components of a single crystal of N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 46(Pt.1), pp. 1528-1530. (doi:10.1143/JJAP.46.1528)

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Abstract

Linear and second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of a single crystal of N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (BNA) have been determined. The refractive indices of the crystal were measured in the visible to near infra-red region. The Maker-fringe and phase-matching methods were used to determine the magnitudes of the d-tensor components for the second harmonic generation when excited the crystals at 1064 nm. They were d333=234±31, d322=15.6±0.9, and d311~0 pm/V. The value of d333 is the largest value reported for any yellow-colored NLO materials and suggests that crystals of BNA will be very effective for terahertz wave generation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard
Authors: Fujiwara, M., Maruyama, M., Sugisaki, M., Takahashi, H., Aoshima, S.I., Cogdell, R.J., and Hashimoto, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0021-4922
ISSN (Online):1347-4065

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