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Exploration of Nonlinear Optical Features of Ga2S3–La2S3 Glasses for Optoelectronic Applications

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An opportunity to operate by laser-induced nonlinear optical efficiencies of Ga2S3–La2S3 glasses doped with Er3+ and La3+ ions in the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges was explored. The laser-stimulated nonlinear optical properties were studied. The observed laser power and temperature dependences of the laser-stimulated second-harmonic generation and third-harmonic generation confirm the huge role of anharmonic phonon subsystems. Due to an occurrence of local structural distortions, the efficiency of laser nonlinear optical generation has been enhanced. Simultaneous occurrence of the second and third-order nonlinear optical response may indicate on the possibility of multifunctional applications of the investigated glasses in different electronic devices.

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The authors are grateful to the Deanship of Scientific Research, King Saud University for funding through Vice Deanship of Scientific Research Chairs. The author (A. Dahshan) gratefully thank the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Khalid University for financial support through research groups program under grant number (R.G.P.2/34/40).

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El Naggar, A.M., Albassam, A.A., Lakshminarayana, G. et al. Exploration of Nonlinear Optical Features of Ga2S3–La2S3 Glasses for Optoelectronic Applications. Glass Phys Chem 45, 467–471 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1087659619060142

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Keywords:

  • optoelectronic materials
  • chalcogenide glasses
  • laser-induced effects
  • second-harmonic generation
  • third-harmonic generation