We have grown LaCa4O (BO3)3 (LaCOB), an isostructural member of GdCa4O(BO3)3 (GdCOB) family and characterized its nonlinear optical properties. At 1064nm, deff of 0.52±0.05 pm /V and an angular sensitivity of 1224±184(cm rad)-1 for type I frequency doubling in LaCOB were determined relative to those of KTiOPO4 , β-BaB2O4 , KD2PO4 , LiB3O5 , YCa4O(BO3)3 (YCOB), and GdCOB. The dαββ and dγββ coefficients of the nonlinear optical tensor for LaCOB, GdCOB, and YCOB were determined to be equivalent within the experimental uncertainty and have values of ∣0.26±0.04∣pm/V and ∣1.69±0.17∣pm /V , respectively. From phase-matching angle measurements at 1064 and 1047nm, we predict that LaCOB is noncritically phase matched at 1042±1.5 nm .
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
J. J. Adams, C. A. Ebbers, K. I. Schaffers, and S. A. Payne, "Nonlinear optical properties of LaCa4O(BO3)3," Opt. Lett. 26, 217-219 (2001)