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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20033–20038

Nonlinear optical properties of BaAlBO3F2 crystal

Yong Zhou, Yinchao Yue, Jianuo Wang, Feng Yang, Xiankun Cheng, Dafu Cui, Qinjun Peng, Zhanggui Hu, and Zuyan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20033-20038 (2009)

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We investigated the nonlinear optical properties of new BaAlBO3F2(BABF) crystal. The high quality BABF is nonhygroscopic and possesses a moderate birefringence suitable for UV light generation. On the basis of its refractive index dispersion curves, it is inferred that BABF has great potential applications nonlinear optical material, notably for UV light generation at 355nm. In order to characterize its nonlinear optical properties, BABF samples were cut an oriented in phase matching conditions The optical conversion efficiency from 1064nm to 532nm was investigated for the first time: up to 49.0% were achieved. The external angular acceptance bandwidth of SHG and THG for 1064nm pump light was measured.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2009
Published: October 20, 2009

Yong Zhou, Yinchao Yue, Jianuo Wang, Feng Yang, Xiankun Cheng, Dafu Cui, Qinjun Peng, Zhanggui Hu, and Zuyan Xu, "Nonlinear optical properties of
BaAlBO3F2 crystal," Opt. Express 17, 20033-20038 (2009)

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