Second Harmonic Generation and Propagation of CO2 Laser Radiation in Strained and Unstrained Tellurium Crystals

  • K. Pfundtner
  • H. G. Häfele
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 13)


Two problems concerning the nonlinear optical properties of tellurium could never be solved satisfactorily: 1. The values of the nonlinear optical coefficient d11 of tellurium measured by different authors by second harmonic generation (SHG) of CO2 laser light scatter enormously /l/. 2. Even if one of the lower du values is used in the calculation, it should be possible to build a CO2 laser pumped parametric oscillator on the basis of tellurium /1/. But all attempts, e.g. /2/, to detect parametric generation (PG) in tellurium failed.


Intensity Distribution Second Harmonic Gene Secondary Peak Nonlinear Optical Property Second Harmonic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pfundtner
    • 1
  • H. G. Häfele
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität WürzburgWürzburgFed. Rep. of Germany

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