We present a novel organic crystal, 5-(methylthio)-thiophenecarboxaldehyde-4-nitrophenylhydrazone, with a large effective phase-matchable nonlinear optical coefficient, deff=29±3 pm/V at λ=1318 nm. Single crystals of dimensions up to 25X5X5 mm3 were grown. The large off-diagonal nonlinear optical coefficients can be explained with the two-dimensional geometry of the chromophores in the crystal lattice. Our crystal is ideally suited for optic parametric oscillation in the wavelength range from 1000 to 2500 nm.
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