Solids And Materials

Applied Physics A

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 359-368

Beta barium borate (BBO)

A review of its properties and applications
  • D. N. NikogosyanAffiliated withInstitute of Spectroscopy, USSR Academy of Sciences, Troitzk

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Abstract

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.

PACS

42.65 77.90 78.20