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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 4118–4123

Sellmeier equations and phase-matching characteristics of the nonlinear optical crystal Rb Be 2 BO 3 F 2

HuaXing Wu, GuiLing Wang, Xiao Yang Wang, Xin Zhang, Yong Zhu, and Chuang Tian Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 21, pp. 4118-4123 (2009)

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We have successfully grown a new nonlinear optical crystal, Rb Be 2 BO 3 F 2 (RBBF), which belongs to the group of borate-based nonlinear optical crystals. Its refractive indices in the visible spectral region and type I phase-matching angles from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared have been determined. Based on the measured refractive indices and phase-matching angles, the Sellmeier equations of RBBF have also been derived.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

HuaXing Wu, GuiLing Wang, Xiao Yang Wang, Xin Zhang, Yong Zhu, and Chuang Tian Chen, "Sellmeier equations and phase-matching characteristics of the nonlinear optical crystal RbBe2BO3F2," Appl. Opt. 48, 4118-4123 (2009)

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