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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1995
  • pp: 252–254

l-Histidine tetrafluoroborate: a solution-grown semiorganic crystal for nonlinear frequency conversion

H. O. Marcy, M. J. Rosker, L. F. Warren, P. H. Cunningham, C. A. Thomas, L. A. DeLoach, S. P. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, J.-H. Liao, and M. G. Kanatzidis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 252-254 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000252


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Abstract

The crystal structure, refractive indices, and phase-matching conditions for a new nonlinear optical material, l-histidine tetrafluoroborate (HFB), are reported. HFB grows readily, displays favorable mechanical characteristics, and has adequate birefringence to permit phase-matched parametric processes over much of its transparency range (250 nm to 1300 nm). The phase-matching loci and angular sensitivity for second-harmonic generation of 1064-nm light in single crystals of HFB were measured. The effective nonlinearity for HFB is comparable with that of β-barium borate (~2 pm/V), and its angular sensitivity [δk)/δθ] is somewhat smaller.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 1994
Published: February 1, 1995

Citation
H. O. Marcy, L. A. DeLoach, J.-H. Liao, M. G. Kanatzidis, S. P. Velsko, M. J. Rosker, L. F. Warren, C. A. Ebbers, P. H. Cunningham, and C. A. Thomas, "l-Histidine tetrafluoroborate: a solution-grown semiorganic crystal for nonlinear frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 20, 252-254 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-3-252


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