The nonlinear optical properties of KTP, 4BCMU, and gallium indium arsenide/aluminum indium arsenide multiple quantum well.

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Title:
The nonlinear optical properties of KTP, 4BCMU, and gallium indium arsenide/aluminum indium arsenide multiple quantum well.
Author:
Hsu, Chia Chen.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this dissertation different nonlinear materials for applications in frequency generation and nonlinear optical switching devices are investigated. The important aspects for efficient frequency generation in a three-wave mixing interaction are introduced. Blue laser light generation by sum frequency mixing in a KTP crystal and the production of tunable infrared in a LiIO₃ crystal by difference frequency mixing are demonstrated. The third-order optical nonlinear susceptibities of single-crystaline and spin-coated amorphous P-4BCMU thin films are measured by third harmonic generation. The effects of polymer orientation and multiphoton enhancement are discussed. A novel investigation of the room-temperature optical nonlinearities and recovery time of GaInAs/AlInAs and GaAlInAs/AlInAs MQWs at 1.3 μm are presented. Fabry-Perot etalons with integrated mirrors grown by molecular beam epitaxy with GaInAs/AlInAs MQWs as spacer layers are fabricated as optical logic gate devices. The recovery time of the etalon switching device is measured.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Optics; Condensed matter
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Physics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Peyghambarian, Nasser

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe nonlinear optical properties of KTP, 4BCMU, and gallium indium arsenide/aluminum indium arsenide multiple quantum well.en_US
dc.creatorHsu, Chia Chen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Chia Chen.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation different nonlinear materials for applications in frequency generation and nonlinear optical switching devices are investigated. The important aspects for efficient frequency generation in a three-wave mixing interaction are introduced. Blue laser light generation by sum frequency mixing in a KTP crystal and the production of tunable infrared in a LiIO₃ crystal by difference frequency mixing are demonstrated. The third-order optical nonlinear susceptibities of single-crystaline and spin-coated amorphous P-4BCMU thin films are measured by third harmonic generation. The effects of polymer orientation and multiphoton enhancement are discussed. A novel investigation of the room-temperature optical nonlinearities and recovery time of GaInAs/AlInAs and GaAlInAs/AlInAs MQWs at 1.3 μm are presented. Fabry-Perot etalons with integrated mirrors grown by molecular beam epitaxy with GaInAs/AlInAs MQWs as spacer layers are fabricated as optical logic gate devices. The recovery time of the etalon switching device is measured.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectOpticsen_US
dc.subjectCondensed matteren_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPeyghambarian, Nasseren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMazumdar, Sumiten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCullen, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcIntyre, Laurenceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWright, Ewan M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9202082en_US
dc.identifier.oclc711788223en_US
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