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Reflection second harmonic generation on a z-cut congruent lithium niobate crystal

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  • T. J. Sono
  • J. G. Scott
  • C. L. Sones
  • C. E. Valdivia
  • S. Mailis
  • R. W. Eason
  • J. G. Frey
  • L. Danos
Article number205424
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2006
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review B
Issue number20
Number of pages7
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Reflection second harmonic generation experiments were performed on z-cut congruent lithium niobate crystals (LiNbO3) to reveal the interfacial layer symmetry as the crystal is rotated around the z axis. To suppress the bulk contribution, the fundamental wavelength was selected to be 532 nm, resulting in second harmonic generation at a wavelength within the absorption region of the crystal. The polarity of the direction of the y-axis was determined from second harmonic generation data and used to show that this direction also inverts during domain inversion.