Preparation and Characterization of KNbB2O6 for UV and IR Nonlinear Optical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
20457
Agency Tracking Number:
20457
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Industrial Park, Waldwick, NJ, 07463
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
G M Loiacono
(201) 612-0060
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
KNbB2O6 (KNB) is a new nonlinear optical material with high optical transparency, large birefringence, large nonlinear optical coefficients and is non-hygroscopic. This material is an excellent potential substitute for LBO in high average power nonlinear optical devices, like third harmonic generation of Nd:YAG and in OPO applications. Small crystals have been grown using the TSSG method, but application of the HTS growth method should produce large, high optical quality material at reasonable costs. The development of a growth technique and optimization of the solvent system will permit production of large single crystals, which offer an alternative to LBO and BBO.

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