Large second-order optical nonlinearity in Ge-doped silica glass

S. Matsumoto, T. Fujiwara, A. J. Ikushima

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We report on crystallization and second- and third-order optical nonlinearities of a GeO2-SiO2 glass poled with ArF laser irradiation. A large coefficient of the second-harmonic generation (SHG), d, is induced, which is accompanied by generation of crystallites in the glass. Even after the d-coefficient decays out, the crystallites and the third-order optical susceptibility, χ(3), are retained. The result suggests that origin of the large SHG induced in the glass is associated with the formation of space-charge field in large χ(3) area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the E-MRS 2000 Spring Conference: Otoelectronic (Symposium J) - Strasbourgh, France
Duration: 2000 May 302000 Jun 2


  • Crystallization
  • Glass
  • SHG
  • THG
  • UV-poling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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