Absolute non-linear optical coefficients measurements of CsLiB 6O10 single crystals by second harmonic generation

A. Sifi, R. S. Klein, A. Maillard, G. E. Kugel, A. Péter, K. Polgár

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We present absolute measurements of the effective non-linear optical coefficients deff of cesium lithium borate crystals (CsLiB 6O10, CLBO) by second harmonic generation using a continuous Nd-YAG laser source. The experiments were carried out at room temperature, on crystals cut perpendicular to type I or type II phase matching directions, with two different crystal lengths along the propagation direction. The d36 and d14 non-linear coefficients involved in d eff developments are deduced and are shown to be equal as it is predicted by the Kleinman symmetry. Two different compositions prepared by the Czochralski technique from melt with compositions of 1:1:6 and 1:1:5.5 molar ratios of Cs2O, Li2O and B2O3 are comparatively studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003



  • Borate
  • Non-linear optics
  • Second harmonic generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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