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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 861–866

Growth and nonlinear optical properties of BaAlBO 3 F 2 crystal

Yinchao Yue, Zhanggui Hu, Yong Zhou, Jianuo Wang, Xin Zhang, Chuangtian Chen, and Zuyan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 861-866 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000861


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Abstract

BaAlBO 3 F 2 (BABF), a newly developed nonlinear optical (NLO) crystal, was fully investigated for high-power harmonic generation of UV light. This was performed after successfully growing high-quality single crystals in the LiF B 2 O 3 NaF flux system. Thermal expansion, specific heat, transmittance spectrum, nonlinear optical coefficients, and laser damage threshold were measured. High-power NLO experiments were also conducted for what we believe to be the first time for BABF crystals. Because BABF is absolutely not hygroscopic, the appealing physical, chemical, optical, and NLO properties make BABF a promising NLO crystal for practical application in high-power UV light generation.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

Citation
Yinchao Yue, Zhanggui Hu, Yong Zhou, Jianuo Wang, Xin Zhang, Chuangtian Chen, and Zuyan Xu, "Growth and nonlinear optical properties of BaAlBO3F2 crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 861-866 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-4-861


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