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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16415–16423

Growth and optical properties of nonlinear LuAl3(BO3)4 crystals

Shenghao Fang, Hua Liu, Lingxiong Huang, and Ning Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16415-16423 (2013)

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The optical properties of pure LuAl3(BO3)4 (abbreviated as LuAB) crystals were investigated for the first time. Large UV-transparent LuAl3(BO3)4 crystals were grown by a high-temperature top-seeding method with Li2WO4O7-B2O3 as the flux. The refractive indices of LuAl3(BO3)4 at several wavelengths covering ultraviolet-visible and near-infrared regions were measured by the auto-collimation method. The parameters of Sellmeier’s dispersion equation were determined from the experimental data. The phase-matching curve of second harmonic generation was measured. The nonlinear optical coefficient d11 of LuAB crystal was determined to be 1.10 pm/V by a phase-matching method. The UV cut-off wavelength of the LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal was shorter than 190 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: July 2, 2013

Shenghao Fang, Hua Liu, Lingxiong Huang, and Ning Ye, "Growth and optical properties of nonlinear LuAl3(BO3)4 crystals," Opt. Express 21, 16415-16423 (2013)

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