Special Issue "KTP Crystal for Nonlinear Optical and Electrooptic Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
During the last few decades, potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) and its isomorphs have attracted a great deal of attention, mainly due to their application in various types of photonic devices. These materials possess large nonlinear optic and electro-optic coefficients, high optical damage threshold, as well as broad thermal and angular acceptance for second harmonic generation. The recent interest in increasing the frequency conversion efficiency by periodical poling using modern methods of micro- and nanodomain engineering in the crystals of KTP family is enormous.
This Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics related to KTP crystals: from last achievements in crystal growth, improvement of the gray-track resistance, and study of their piezoelectric, ferroelectric, electrooptical, and nonlinear-optical properties to various photonic applications in wide spectral range from near UV to THz. Special attention will be given to in situ study of the domain structure evolution with high temporal and spatial resolutions and new approaches to periodical poling based on surface modifications.
Scientists and engineers working with crystals of KTP family are invited to contribute to the issue.
Prof. Vladimir Shur
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- potassium titanyl phosphate
- crystal growth
- domain structure
- domain engineering
- piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties
- electrooptical and nonlinear-optical properties
- light frequency conversion
- second harmonic generation
- optical parametric oscillation
- THz wave generation