International
Tables for
Crystallography
Volume D
Physical properties of crystals
Edited by A. Authier

International Tables for Crystallography (2013). Vol. D, ch. 1.7, pp. 216-217

Table 1.7.5.1 

B. Boulangera* and J. Zyssb

aInstitut Néel CNRS Université Joseph Fourier, 25 rue des Martyrs, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France, and bLaboratoire de Photonique Quantique et Moléculaire, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 61 Avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan, France
Correspondence e-mail:  benoit.boulanger@grenoble.cnrs.fr

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Mineral nonlinear crystals

The letters (a, b, c) refer to the crystallographic frame. These data are mainly extracted from Bordui & Fejer (1993[link]).

(a) SHG (1.064–0.532 µm).

 KD2PO4 (KD*P)NH4H2PO4 (ADP)CsD2AsO4 (CD*A)β-BaB2O4 (BBO)LiB3O5 (LBO)
Crystal class [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m] [3m] [mm2]
Transparency (µm) 0.18–1.8 0.184–1.5 0.27–1.66 0.198–2.6 0.16–2.3
Non-critical λpump at room temperature (µm)          
 Type I 0.519 0.524 1.045 0.409 0.554 (c)
          1.212 (a)
 Type II 1.19 (b)
           
Tpm (K)     385   421
Type of phase matching II II I I I (a)
[\theta] (°) 54 62 90 23 90
[\varphi] (°) 0
Effective coefficient deff (pm V−1) 0.35 0.39 0.30 1.9 0.85
Angular bandwidth (mrad cm) 2.3 2.2 51 0.53 72
Walk-off angles          
 ρω (°) 1.3 1.2 0 0 0
 ρ (°) 1.4 1.5 0 3.2 0
Thermal bandwidth (K cm) 12 2.1 3.3 51 3.9
Spectral bandwidth (nm cm) 5.6 26 2.5 2 3.6
Surface optical damage threshold (GW cm−2) 5 (1 ns) 6 (15 ns) 0.25 (12 ns) 13.5 (1 ns) 25 (0.1 ns)
>8 (0.6 ns at 0.53 µm) >8 (0.6 ns at 0.53 µm)   23 (14 ns) 1.4 (12 ns at 0.78 µm)
      32 (8 ns at 0.53 µm)  

SHG (1.064–0.532 µm) (cont.).

 KTiOPO4 (KTP)KNbO35% MgO:LiNbO3LiIO3
Crystal class [mm2] [mm2] [3m] [6mm]
Transparency (µm) 0.35–4.5 0.4–5.5 0.35–5 0.31–5 [||] to c, 0.34–4 [\perp] to c
Non-critical λpump at room temperature (µm)        
 Type I 0.860 (a)   0.756
    0.982 (b)    
 Type II 0.990 (b)  
  1.081 (a)      
Tpm (K)   456 380  
Type of phase matching II (a, b) I (b) I I
[\theta] (°) 90 90 90 30
[\varphi] (°) 23 90
Effective coefficient deff (pm V−1) 2.4 −13 4.7 1.8
Angular bandwidth (mrad cm) 9 13 33 0.34
Walk-off angles        
 ρω (°) 0.20 0 0 0
 ρ (°) 0.27 0 0 4.3
Thermal bandwidth (K cm) 17 0.3 0.75 23
Spectral bandwidth (nm cm) 0.46 0.12 0.31 0.82
Surface optical damage threshold (GW cm−2) 9–20 (1 ns) 7 (1 ns)   2 (1 ns)
>2 (10 ns at 0.5 µm) >1 (10 ns)   1 (0.1 ns at 0.53 µm)

(b) SHG (532–266 nm).

 KD2PO4 (KD*P)NH4H2PO4 (ADP)β-BaB2O4 (BBO)
Crystal class [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m]
Transparency (µm) 0.18–1.8 0.184–1.5 0.198–2.6
Non-critical λpump at room temperature (µm) 0.519 0.524 0.409
Tpm (K) 308 324  
Type of phase matching I I I
[\theta] (°) 90 90 47
[\varphi] (°)
Effective coefficient deff (pm V−1) 0.44 0.57 2.0
Angular bandwidth (mrad cm) 16 16 0.16
Walk-off angles      
 ρω (°) 0 0 0
 ρ (°) 0 0 4.8
Thermal bandwidth (K cm) 3.0 0.54 4.0
Spectral bandwidth (nm cm) 0.13 0.13 0.073
Surface optical damage threshold (GW cm−2) 5 (1 ns) 6 (15 ns) 13.5 (1 ns)
>8 (0.6 ns at 0.53 µm) >8 (0.6 ns at 0.53 µm) 23 (14 ns)
    32 (8 ns at 0.53 µm)

(c) SHG (4000–2000 nm).

 AgGaS2AgGaSe2ZnGeP2Tl3AsSe3 (TAS)
Crystal class [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m] [\bar 4 2 m] [3m]
Transparency (µm) 0.5–13 0.78–18 0.74–12 1.3–17
Non-critical λpump at room temperature (µm) 1.8 and 11.2 3.1 3.2
    12.8 10.3  
Type of phase matching I I I I
[\theta] (°) 31 52 56 33
[\varphi] (°)
Effective coefficient deff (pm V−1) 10.4 28 70 68
Angular bandwidth (mrad cm) 3.7 6.0 5.0 4.2
Walk-off angles        
 ρω (°) 0 0 0.65 0
 ρ (°) 1.2 0.64 0 3.1
Thermal bandwidth (K cm) 50 50 40 5.7 (SHG at 10.6 µm)
Spectral bandwidth (nm cm) 11 22 20
Surface optical damage threshold (GW cm−2) 0.5 (10 ns bulk) 0.01–0.04 (50 ns, 2 µm) 0.05 (25 ns at 2 µm) 0.016 (250 ns at 10.6 µm)
  0.02–0.03 (10 ns at 10.6 µm) 1 (2 ns at 10.6 µm)