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The generation of intense coherent deep-UV light from nonlinear optical materials is crucial to applications ranging from semiconductor photolithography and laser micromachining to photochemical synthesis. However, few materials with large second harmonic generation (SHG) and a short UV-cutoff edge are effective down to 200 nm. A notable exception is(More)
Nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals are essential materials for generation of coherent UV light in solid state lasers. KBBF is the only material that can achieve coherent light below 200 nm by direct second harmonic generation (SHG). However, its strong layer habits and the high toxicity of the beryllium oxide powders required for synthesis limit its(More)
Introduction of the Cl(-) anion in the borate systems generates a new perovskite-like phase, K(3)B(6)O(10)Cl, which exhibits a large second harmonic response, about four times that of KH(2)PO(4) (KDP), and is transparent from the deep UV (180 nm) to middle-IR region. K(3)B(6)O(10)Cl crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric and rhombohedral space group R3m.(More)
Recently, the discovery of organometallic halide perovskites provides promising routes for fabricating optoelectronic devices with low cost and high performance. Previous experimental studies of MAPbI3 optoelectronic devices, such as photodetectors and solar cells, are normally based on polycrystalline films. In this work, a high-performance planar-type(More)
A noncentrosymmetric nitrate, Pb16(OH)16(NO3)16, has been obtained using a hydrothermal method. It is constructed of [Pb4(OH)4](4+) cubanes and nitrate form the overall three-dimensional structure via weak Pb-O bonds. Powder second-harmonic generation (SHG) using the Kurtz-Perry technique shows that Pb16(OH)16(NO3)16 is type I phase-matchable, and the(More)
The development of frequency-conversion technology in the infrared region is in urgent need of new excellent infrared nonlinear optical (IR NLO) materials. How to achieve a good balance between laser damage threshold (LDT) and NLO coefficient (dij) for new IR NLO candidates is still a challenge. The combination of the highly electropositive alkali metal(More)
Two mid-IR transparency compounds, namely, acentric BaHgS2 (BHS) and centric Ba8Hg4S5Se7 (BHSSe), were successfully synthesized by a conventional solid-state reaction method. The space group of BHS is orthorhombic Pmc21 with [HgS4] tetrahedra and isolated dumbbell-shaped [HgS2] units, while BHSSe belongs to the orthorhombic space group Pnma with infinite(More)
A new noncentrosymmetric polyborate, Li(4)Cs(3)B(7)-O(14), has been synthesized using the conventional solid state reaction method. It crystallizes in the trigonal space group P3(1)21 (No. 152) with unit cell parameters of a = 6.9313(6) Å, c = 26.799(3) Å, and Z = 3. The new structure contains an infinite three-dimensional matrix that is built from(More)
A new diamond-like semiconductor (DLS), Li4HgGe2S7, is the first example exhibiting unusual 10-membered LiS4 rings in the reported quaternary sulfide DLSs. Remarkably, Li4HgGe2S7 exhibits excellent performances with concurrently large NLO coefficients and impressive LDT, which satisfy the essential requirements of IR NLO candidates.