Technique for writing of nonlinear optical single-crystal lines in glass

Honma, Tsuyoshi; Benino, Yasuhiko; Fujiwara, Takumi; Komatsu, Takayuki; Sato, Ryuti
October 2003
Applied Physics Letters;10/6/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 14, p2796
Academic Journal
The technique for the writing of crystal lines in glass by Nd:YAG laser irradiation, selective atom heat processing, is applied to rare-earth (Sm[sup 3+], Dy[sup 3+]) barium borate glasses, and nonlinear optical β-BaB[sub 2]O[sub 4] (β-BBO) crystal lines with a width of ∼5 μm are fabricated. The crystal lines show uniform colors in polarized optical microscope and second-harmonic generation (SHG) measurements. The azimuthal dependence of SHG signals in the crystal lines is the same as that in commercially available β-BBO bulk single crystals. It is demonstrated that the crystal lines written by YAG laser irradiations are β-BBO single crystals with the c-axis orientation along the laser scanning direction. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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