Properties of LiGa0.5In0.5Se2: A Quaternary Chalcogenide Crystal for Nonlinear Optical Applications in the Mid-IR
AbstractLiGaSe2 (LGSe) and LiInSe2 (LISe) are wide band-gap nonlinear crystals transparent in the mid-IR spectral range. LiGa0.5In0.5Se2 (LGISe) is a new mixed crystal, a solid solution in the system LGSe–LISe, which exhibits the same orthorhombic structure (mm2) as the parent compounds in the same time being more technological with regard to the growth process. In comparison with LGSe and LISe its homogeneity range is broader in the phase diagram. About 10% of the Li ions in LGISe occupy octahedral positions (octapores) with coordination number of 3. The band-gap of LGISe is estimated to be 2.94 eV at room temperature and 3.04 eV at 80 K. The transparency at the 0-level extends from 0.47 to 13 µm. LGISe crystals exhibit luminescence in broad bands centered near 1.7 and 1.25 eV which is excited most effectively by band-to-band transition. From the measured principal refractive indices and the fitted Sellmeier equations second-harmonic generation from 1.75 to 11.8 μm (fundamental wavelength) is predicted. The nonlinear coefficients of LGISe have values between those of LGSe and LISe. 6LGISe crystals are considered promising also for detection of thermal neutrons. View Full-Text
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Isaenko, L.; Yelisseyev, A.; Lobanov, S.; Vedenyapin, V.; Krinitsyn, P.; Petrov, V. Properties of LiGa0.5In0.5Se2: A Quaternary Chalcogenide Crystal for Nonlinear Optical Applications in the Mid-IR. Crystals 2016, 6, 85.
Isaenko L, Yelisseyev A, Lobanov S, Vedenyapin V, Krinitsyn P, Petrov V. Properties of LiGa0.5In0.5Se2: A Quaternary Chalcogenide Crystal for Nonlinear Optical Applications in the Mid-IR. Crystals. 2016; 6(8):85.Chicago/Turabian Style
Isaenko, Ludmila; Yelisseyev, Alexander; Lobanov, Sergei; Vedenyapin, Vitaliy; Krinitsyn, Pavel; Petrov, Valentin. 2016. "Properties of LiGa0.5In0.5Se2: A Quaternary Chalcogenide Crystal for Nonlinear Optical Applications in the Mid-IR." Crystals 6, no. 8: 85.
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