Growth and investigation of a new nonlinear optical crystal: bismuth borate BiB3O6

Citation
B. Teng et al., Growth and investigation of a new nonlinear optical crystal: bismuth borate BiB3O6, J CRYST GR, 224(3-4), 2001, pp. 280-283
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH
ISSN journal
0022-0248 → ACNP
Volume
224
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
280 - 283
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-0248(200104)224:3-4<280:GAIOAN>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
A monoclinic crystal of BiB3O6 With dimensions of 44 x 24 x 10 mm(3) has be en grown by the top-seeded method. The wavelength range of transparency is presented for the first time. Optical-quality BiB3O6, 0.2 mm thick, was tra nsparent in the range of 270-6250 nm. Second-harmonic-generation (SHG) expe riments were carried out on the samples along (theta = 168.9 degrees, phi = 90 degrees) the phase-matching direction in the (0 1 0) plane. A 3.0 mm lo ng KTP sample was used for comparison. While 3.0 mm KTP has 46% SHG efficie ncy, the SHG conversion efficiency of a 2.3 mm long sample for 1.064 mum li ght was 67.7% at 6.2 mJ single pulse input energy. To the best of our knowl edge, this is the highest SHG efficiency ever found for such a short length in the penetrating-light direction among SHG, nonlinear optical materials now widely used, such as KTiOPO4 (KTP), beta -BaB2O4 (BBO) and so on. Third -harmonic generation of a Na:YAG laser was obtained by using KTP as an effi ciency converter. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.