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Crystals 2016, 6(6), 68; doi:10.3390/cryst6060068

Crystal Growth and Associated Properties of a Nonlinear Optical Crystal—Ba2Zn(BO3)2

Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, 112 Fleming Building, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA
Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
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Academic Editors: Helmut Cölfen and Ning Ye
Received: 25 May 2016 / Revised: 8 June 2016 / Accepted: 10 June 2016 / Published: 15 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nonlinear Optical Crystals)
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Crystals of Ba2Zn(BO3)2 were grown by the top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) method. The optimum flux system for growing Ba2Zn(BO3)2 crystals was 2BaF2:2.5B2O3. The transmission spectra of a (100)-orientated crystal indicated an absorption edge of 230 nm. Powder second-harmonic generation measurement revealed that Ba2Zn(BO3)2 can achieve type-I phase matching behavior at the fundamental wavelengths of 1064 and 532 nm respectively. The second-harmonic generating efficiency is around 0.85 and 0.58 times that of β-BaB2O4 when radiated with 1064 and 532 nm lasers. View Full-Text
Keywords: crystal growth; top-seeded solution growth method; borates; Ba2Zn(BO3)2; second-harmonic generation crystal growth; top-seeded solution growth method; borates; Ba2Zn(BO3)2; second-harmonic generation

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Zhang, W.; Yu, H.; Wu, H.; Halasyamani, P.S. Crystal Growth and Associated Properties of a Nonlinear Optical Crystal—Ba2Zn(BO3)2. Crystals 2016, 6, 68.

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