International Tables for Crystallography

Nonlinear optical properties
B. Boulanger and J. Zyss. International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. D, ch. 1.7, pp. 178-219  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000634 ]


This chapter deals mainly with harmonic generation and parametric interactions in anisotropic crystals. Section 1.7.2 describes second- and higher-order electric susceptibilities. Section 1.7.3 is devoted to propagation phenomena, particularly in the case of three-wave and four-wave interactions, to the conditions of phase matching and to resonant and non-resonant second harmonic generation. Section 1.7.4 shows how the basic nonlinear parameters are determined and Section 1.7.5 gives a survey of the main nonlinear crystals.

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of eight volumes and comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.