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Improvement of BBO NLO figures of merit by postgrowth thermal treatment
Author(s): Valery D. Antsygin; Vladimir A. Gusev; Alexander M. Yurkin
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Paper Abstract

The effect of post-growth thermal treatment on optical figures of merit of BBO was studied. It was established that annealing in an atmosphere improved bulk transparency and homogeneity of the samples but simultaneosly accelerated the surface destruction. Annealing in organic solutions, in general, decreased a volume and surface optical loss, increased a material's homogeneity and its laser damage resitance. Key words: beta barium borate, annealing, laser damage.

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Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2700, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239669
Show Author Affiliations
Valery D. Antsygin, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Russia)
Vladimir A. Gusev, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Alexander M. Yurkin, Design and Technological Institute of Monocrystals (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2700:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Mool C. Gupta; William J. Kozlovsky; David C. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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