OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 37, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 8130–8130

The Precision Hand Polishing of BBO and LBO

Eberhard Prochnow and David F. Edwards  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 34, pp. 8130-8130 (1998)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1026 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A hand polishing method for generating stain-free surfaces for BBO and LBO having surface figures of 1 10 th wave or better, parallelisms of less than 1 arc s and surface roughness of 10 Å RMS or less is described.Barium metaborate (BaB2O4, BBO) and lithium triborate (LiB3O5, LBO) are nonlinear crystals characterized by a wide transparency range, small birefringence, a moderate nonlinear optical coefficient, and a high optical damage threshold.13 The realization of these properties depends, to a great extent, on the ability to fabricate quality surfaces for these crystals. The focus of this note is the precise hand polishing of these crystals.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

Eberhard Prochnow and David F. Edwards, "The Precision Hand Polishing of BBO and LBO," Appl. Opt. 37, 8130-8130 (1998)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. C. Chen et al., “New non-linear crystal: LiB3O5,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6,616 (1989). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Lin et al.“The nonlinear optical characteristics of a LiB3O5crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 67,634 (1990). [CrossRef]
  3. D. Eimerl et al., “Optical, mechanical, and thermal properties of barium borate.” J. Appl. Phys. 62,1968 (1987).
  4. B. S. Hudson. “β-Barium borate: An important new capability in laser technology,” Spectroscopy 2 (6), 33 (1987).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited