Growth and ultraviolet application of Li2B4O7 crystals: Generation of the fourth and fifth harmonics of Nd:Y3Al5O12 lasers

R. Komatsu, T. Sugawara, K. Sassa, N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, S. Izumida, Y. Segawa, S. Uda, T. Fukuda, K. Yamanouchi

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Abstract

A 2 in. diam single crystal of lithium tetraborate (Li2B4O7) was successfully grown by the Czochralski method. The crystal was free from macrodefects and had a dislocation density as low as 100/cm2. It had an excellent homogeneity of the refractive index and a wide transparency down to 170 nm. The optical damage threshold was 40 GW/cm2. Second-harmonic generation and sum frequency generation were investigated in association with the generation of the fourth and fifth harmonics of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The conversion efficiency of the second-harmonic generation from the green (532 nm) light was 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3492-3494
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume70
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 30

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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