Special Issue "Nonlinear Optical Crystals 2017—Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Chuangtian Chen on the Occasion of his 80th Anniversary"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Prof. Dr. Rukang Li
Dr. Qingfeng Yan
This Special Issue is dedicated to Professor Chuangtian Chen* on the occasion of his 80th Birthday.
The role of nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals is to generate tunable laser beams covering optical spectra regions by means of frequency conversion. Currently, the commercially available crystals are capable of harmonic generation in the region from UV to near-IR. Efforts have been made to grow high quality crystals to improve their laser performance in practical applications, and to discover new crystals to extend the spectra coverage into deep-UV and mid-IR region. These areas are the main reasons for producing the current Special Issue on “Nonlinear Optical Crystals”.
This Special Issue is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of research involving theoretical study of structure–property relations, as well as on design, growth, and characterization of NLO crystals. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.
The topics summarized in the keywords cover broad examples of the larger number of sub-topics that could be covered. The volume is especially open for innovative contributions involving any of NLO/crystal aspects of the topics and/or sub-topics.
Prof. Dr. Ning Ye
Prof. Dr. Rukang Li
Prof. Dr. Shanpeng Wang
Dr. Qingfeng Yan
* Professor Chuangtian Chen, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, has conducted research on crystal material science and technology for a long time. He proposed the Anionic group theory of the Nonlinear Optical (NLO) properties of crystals, later known as the NLO active group theory, and has successfully applied it for the search of new types of inorganic NLO materials. The research group under his leadership discovered the new NLO crystals BBO and LBO, which have applications of great importance in industry. Recently, NLO crystals, such as KBBF, SBBO and KABO, have also been developed, which have promising applications in the deep and vacuum ultraviolet region. For example, with the optical contact, prism-coupled KBBF crystal, he and co-workers have firstly achieved six harmonic generation of Nd:YVO4 laser (177.3nm), for more informations. Chen's group won a first prize of the National Invention Award and a special prize of CAS S&T Progress Award, while he has been given the Laser Focus World Commercial Technology Achievement Award and the Third World Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry.
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• Crystal growth
• Crystal structure
• Structure–property relations