SNLO (Select Non-Linear Optics )
is a Windows based program developed by Dr. Arlee Smith for
selecting a nonlinear crystal and in modeling nonlinear
frequency conversion processes in those crystals. Over
fifty crystals are contained in the database. SNLO is free and may be downloaded
Instruction for use of SNLO to select crystals is
Please do not hesitate to contact Newlight
Photonics Inc. in crystal
selection if you don't bother to explore SNLO. Our experienced engineers will be
more than pleased in assisting you to make a decision.
Calculating Characteristics of Noncollinear Phase Matching
in Uniaxial and Biaxial Crystals
Numerical method and FORTRAN program developed by Alan Migdall of NIST,
allows calculations of both the collinear and noncollinear phase matching, and
allows a very large set of nonlinear crystals and configurations to be studied.
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Encyclopedia by RP Photonics
This comprehensive open-access encyclopedia explains the terms and principles
of laser physics and technology,
The Photonics Dictionary
This dictionary contains more than 5800
photonics related terms, along with acronyms, abbreviations and illustrations.
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Laser Focus World
The best free magazine in the photonics world. Lots of excellent
enlightening articles you want to read. Here are a few examples,
"The Power in Crystals"
- A brief review of nonlinear optical materials
"Twice as Good" - Introduction to second harmonic
"Higher and Higher" - Third harmonic generation for UV
"Wide and Smooth" - Optical parametric amplification
Gaussian Beam: Focused Spot Size calculator
the focused spot size (d) of a Gaussian beam using the formula d=4WF/(3.14D)
where W is the wavelength, D the 1/eČ
diameter and F the focus length. The peak power
density (I) of a focused laser can be estimated from the following formula,
I ~ (pulse energy)/(pulse
Index of Refraction Calculator
www.luxpop.com. It returns
the refractive index at your input wavelength for most of the common substances,
e.g. KTP, KDP,BBO,LiNbO3,YAG,YVO4,Calcite,fused silica ...
www.refractiveindex.info. This is a very comprehensive refractive index data
base for crystals, glasses, metals, and gases. Sellmeier equations and the
Brewster angles for these materials can be found here.
Snell's Law Calculator
Total Internal Reflection / Critical Angle Calculator
Fresnel Equations Calculator
This calculator allows you to freely convert between wavelength, wavenumber, frequency,
electronic volts, etc.. Click here
to use ...
A free all-electronic journal publishing the original, peer-reviewed articles that report new
developments of interest to the optics community in all fields of optical
science and technology. Click
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Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science
This monthly virtual journal contains articles pertaining to ultrafast phenomena. Click
here to continue ...