Crystal growth and characterization of gadolinium yttrium calcium oxyborate Gd/sub x/Y/sub 1-x/Ca/sub 4/O(BO/sub 3/)/sub 3/ for noncritically phase-matched SHG of a Nd:YAG laser

@article{Yamada1999CrystalGA,
  title={Crystal growth and characterization of gadolinium yttrium calcium oxyborate Gd/sub x/Y/sub 1-x/Ca/sub 4/O(BO/sub 3/)/sub 3/ for noncritically phase-matched SHG of a Nd:YAG laser},
  author={Isao Yamada and Hiroyuki Furuya and Hideto Nakao and Katsumi Murase and Masakazu Yamazaki and Masashi Yoshimura and Yasunori Mori and Takayuki Sasaki},
  journal={Technical Digest. CLEO/Pacific Rim '99. Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Cat. No.99TH8464)},
  year={1999},
  volume={3},
  pages={969-970 vol.3}
}
We have demonstrated noncritical phase matchable second harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser in Gd/sub 0.275/Y/sub 0.725/Ca/sub 4/O(BO/sub 3/)/sub 3/ (GdYCOB) at room temperature. The advantages, such as the high stability for angular and temperature variation, nonhygroscopicity, and ease in growing large crystals, suggest that the GdYCOB crystal is an… CONTINUE READING