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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20457
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
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
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 G M Loiacono
 (201) 612-0060
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Research Institution
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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