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New class of nonlinear optical crystals among arginine salts
Author(s): Aram M. Petrosyan; Robert S. Feigelson; Eric W. Van Stryland; Ruzan P. Sukiasyan; Harutyun A. Karapetyan
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Paper Abstract

A considerable number of new crystalline compounds were prepared by reacting L-arginine (L-Arg) with a series of inorganic and organic acids. In addition to the usual arginine slats with composition L-Arg-HX, where HX represents various acids, an entirely new class of crystal with the composition L-Arg 2HX was discovered. Due to the presence of the optically active L-arginine component, all these crystal had non-centro-symmetric structures. Most of the crystal prepared in this study gave strong phase-matched second harmonic generation signals with a Nd:YAG laser, and some appear quite promising for nonlinear optical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4751, ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475913
Show Author Affiliations
Aram M. Petrosyan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Robert S. Feigelson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eric W. Van Stryland, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ruzan P. Sukiasyan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Harutyun A. Karapetyan, Molecular Structure Research Ctr. (Armenia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4751:
ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems

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