Beta barium borate (BBO)

  title={Beta barium borate (BBO)},
  author={David N. Nikogosyan},
  journal={Applied Physics A},
  • D. Nikogosyan
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Physics, Materials Science
  • Applied Physics A
The paper contains a review of crystallographic, optical and nonlinear optical properties of beta barium borate (β-BaB2O4 or BBO) crystal and presents a description of its typical applications in nonlinear optics and quantum electronics. 

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Terahertz birefringence of β-BaB2O4 (BBO) crystal

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Synthetic Strategies for Nonlinear Photonic Devices Using β-BBO

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Controlled hydrothermal synthesis of β-BBO plates for detection of second harmonic generation

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Evaluation of beta barium borate crystal for nonlinear devices.

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Optical parametric oscillation in a beta-barium borate crystal pumped by an XeCl excimer laser.

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Recent Developments In Barium Borate

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Noncollinear phase‐matched second‐harmonic generation in beta barium borate

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Barium borate optical parametric oscillator

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Measurement of ultrashort optical pulses with β-BaB2O4

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