Proustite (silver thioarsenite) is well known as a mineral, but natural specimens are small or are of poor optical quality. Large high-quality single crystals of synthetic proustite have recently become available for the first time. It has been actively investigated by a number of organizations (Hughes Research Laboratories, Bell Telephone Laboratories, and the Royal Radar Establishment in England) for electrooptic and nonlinear optic applications.
KeywordsLithium Niobate Electrooptic Effect Bell Telephone Laboratory Nonlinear Optic Application Nonlinear Optical Coefficient
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