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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17735–17744

Nonlinear optical properties of Ca5(BO3)3F crystal

Ke Xu, Pascal Loiseau, Gerard Aka, Regine Maillard, Alain Maillard, and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17735-17744 (2008)

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A high quality Ca5(BO3)3F (CBF) crystal, grown by flux method, was investigated for its non linear optical properties. This material is non hygroscopic and possesses a moderate birefringence suitable for UV light generation. On the basis of its refractive index dispersion curves, it is inferred that CBF has great potential applications as non linear optical material, notably for UV light generation at 355 and 266nm. In order to characterize its non linear optical properties, CBF samples were first cut and oriented in phase matching conditions for second harmonic generation of 1064nm. Experimental results demonstrate that CBF has the moderate NLO coefficients. The optical conversion efficiency from 1064nm to 532nm was investigated for the first time: up to 54% were achieved. Non linear deff coefficients were also estimated as well as the external angular acceptance bandwidth of SHG at 1064nm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

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Original Manuscript: August 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Ke Xu, Pascal Loiseau, Gerard Aka, Regine Maillard, Alain Maillard, and Takunori Taira, "Nonlinear optical properties of Ca5(BO3)3F crystal," Opt. Express 16, 17735-17744 (2008)

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