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Top-seeded solution growth of CLBO crystals
Author(s): Ninel A. Pylneva; Nadegda G. Kononova; Alexander M. Yurkin; Alexandr E. Kokh; Gibzema G. Bazarova; Victor I. Danilov; Irina A. Lisova; Natalia L. Tsirkina
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Paper Abstract

CsLiB6O10 (CLBO) is a highly promising nonlinear optical material. However, its application is limited due to the difficulties in producing optically uniform CLBO crystals. High viscosity of Cs2O-Li2O-B2O3 melt retards both natural and forced convection in the melt. With the goal to improve the heat and mass transfer in the melt, the study of crystallization in the Cs2O-Li2O- B2O3-MoO3 system was carried out. The CLBO crystals 60 X 40 X 20 mm in size grown using LiCsMoO4 as a solvent were found to be free of cracks, bubbles, and inclusions. Nonlinear optical parameters and physical properties of those crystals turned out to be similar to those reported before. Mohs' hardness is 5.5, transparency window ranges from 0.18 to 2.7 micrometers , nonlinear coefficient is 1 pm/V, angular and spectral bandwidth of synchronism are 0.5 mrad-m and 0.1 nm-cm. The walk-off angle is 2 degree(s) at 0.53 micrometers . The nonlinear optical elements for the 4th harmonic of Nd:YAG laser were fabricated and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3610, Laser Material Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Materials and Devices, (26 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349229
Show Author Affiliations
Ninel A. Pylneva, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Nadegda G. Kononova, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Alexander M. Yurkin, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Alexandr E. Kokh, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Gibzema G. Bazarova, Baikal Institute for Ecology and Nature Resouce Use (Russia)
Victor I. Danilov, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Irina A. Lisova, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)
Natalia L. Tsirkina, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3610:
Laser Material Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Materials and Devices
Kathleen I. Schaffers; Lawrence E. Myers, Editor(s)

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