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Laser heated pedestal growth of potassium lithium niobate for UV generation
Author(s): Gisele Maxwell; Alan Petersen; Dylan Dalton
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Paper Abstract

Potassium lithium niobate (KLN), a nonlinear optical material with high nonlinearity and other desirable properties, has the potential to improve the performance and reduce the cost of blue and UV lasers. KLN crystals have not entered the commercial mainstream because it is impossible to grow them reproducibly by conventional techniques. We have developed a proprietary process based on the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) technique that eliminates technical barriers to manufacturing KLN crystals. This paper describes the LHPG method of KLN crystal growth including improvements in crystal uniformity and transparency, and our latest harmonic generation results in the UV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7917, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X, 79171E (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873420
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Gisele Maxwell, Shasta Crystals Inc. (United States)
Alan Petersen, Newport Spectra-Physics (United States)
Dylan Dalton, Shasta Crystals Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7917:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Editor(s)

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