A Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Crystal: Strontium Beryllium Borate Fluoride with Planar Be(O/F)3 Groups

Na Yu, Shichao Wang, Ning Ye, Fei Liang, Zheshuai Lin, Min Luo, Kenneth R Poeppelmeier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A new strontium beryllium borate fluoride, Sr3[(BexB1-x)3B3O10][Be(O1-xFx)3] x = 0.30 (SBBOF), designed to be used in the deep-UV nonlinear optical (NLO) application, was grown by the spontaneous crystallization of a molten flux of SrO-B2O3-LiF. It crystallizes in the space group R3m (No. 160) with the following unit cell dimensions: a = 10.3179(11) Å, c = 8.3958(13) Å, V = 774.1(2) Å3, and Z = 3. SBBOF consists of [(BexB1-x)3B3O10] anionic groups and isolated [Be(O1-xFx)3] planar groups. Importantly, a new strategy to improve the birefringence was introduced by changing the local configuration of isolated structural units from trigonal pyramids to planar triangles. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicates that the short-wavelength absorption edge of SBBOF is below 200 nm. The band structure and refractive index were calculated. Second harmonic generation (SHG) was measured using the Kurtz and Perry technique, which showed that SBBOF is a phase-matchable material in both visible and UV regions, and its measured SHG coefficient is 2.2 times as large as that of d36 (KDP) at 1064 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4563-4571
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume28
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 12 2016

Fingerprint

Beryllium
Borates
Strontium
Harmonic generation
Fluorides
Crystals
Crystallization
Birefringence
Band structure
Molten materials
Refractive index
Spectroscopy
Fluxes
Wavelength
boron oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this

A Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Crystal : Strontium Beryllium Borate Fluoride with Planar Be(O/F)3 Groups. / Yu, Na; Wang, Shichao; Ye, Ning; Liang, Fei; Lin, Zheshuai; Luo, Min; Poeppelmeier, Kenneth R.

In: Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 28, No. 13, 12.07.2016, p. 4563-4571.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yu, Na ; Wang, Shichao ; Ye, Ning ; Liang, Fei ; Lin, Zheshuai ; Luo, Min ; Poeppelmeier, Kenneth R. / A Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Crystal : Strontium Beryllium Borate Fluoride with Planar Be(O/F)3 Groups. In: Chemistry of Materials. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 13. pp. 4563-4571.
@article{4f8a980d295646ff8a864fec274428e0,
title = "A Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Crystal: Strontium Beryllium Borate Fluoride with Planar Be(O/F)3 Groups",
abstract = "A new strontium beryllium borate fluoride, Sr3[(BexB1-x)3B3O10][Be(O1-xFx)3] x = 0.30 (SBBOF), designed to be used in the deep-UV nonlinear optical (NLO) application, was grown by the spontaneous crystallization of a molten flux of SrO-B2O3-LiF. It crystallizes in the space group R3m (No. 160) with the following unit cell dimensions: a = 10.3179(11) {\AA}, c = 8.3958(13) {\AA}, V = 774.1(2) {\AA}3, and Z = 3. SBBOF consists of [(BexB1-x)3B3O10] anionic groups and isolated [Be(O1-xFx)3] planar groups. Importantly, a new strategy to improve the birefringence was introduced by changing the local configuration of isolated structural units from trigonal pyramids to planar triangles. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicates that the short-wavelength absorption edge of SBBOF is below 200 nm. The band structure and refractive index were calculated. Second harmonic generation (SHG) was measured using the Kurtz and Perry technique, which showed that SBBOF is a phase-matchable material in both visible and UV regions, and its measured SHG coefficient is 2.2 times as large as that of d36 (KDP) at 1064 nm.",
author = "Na Yu and Shichao Wang and Ning Ye and Fei Liang and Zheshuai Lin and Min Luo and Poeppelmeier, {Kenneth R}",
year = "2016",
month = "7",
day = "12",
doi = "10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01111",
language = "English",
volume = "28",
pages = "4563--4571",
journal = "Chemistry of Materials",
issn = "0897-4756",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
number = "13",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Crystal

T2 - Strontium Beryllium Borate Fluoride with Planar Be(O/F)3 Groups

AU - Yu, Na

AU - Wang, Shichao

AU - Ye, Ning

AU - Liang, Fei

AU - Lin, Zheshuai

AU - Luo, Min

AU - Poeppelmeier, Kenneth R

PY - 2016/7/12

Y1 - 2016/7/12

N2 - A new strontium beryllium borate fluoride, Sr3[(BexB1-x)3B3O10][Be(O1-xFx)3] x = 0.30 (SBBOF), designed to be used in the deep-UV nonlinear optical (NLO) application, was grown by the spontaneous crystallization of a molten flux of SrO-B2O3-LiF. It crystallizes in the space group R3m (No. 160) with the following unit cell dimensions: a = 10.3179(11) Å, c = 8.3958(13) Å, V = 774.1(2) Å3, and Z = 3. SBBOF consists of [(BexB1-x)3B3O10] anionic groups and isolated [Be(O1-xFx)3] planar groups. Importantly, a new strategy to improve the birefringence was introduced by changing the local configuration of isolated structural units from trigonal pyramids to planar triangles. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicates that the short-wavelength absorption edge of SBBOF is below 200 nm. The band structure and refractive index were calculated. Second harmonic generation (SHG) was measured using the Kurtz and Perry technique, which showed that SBBOF is a phase-matchable material in both visible and UV regions, and its measured SHG coefficient is 2.2 times as large as that of d36 (KDP) at 1064 nm.

AB - A new strontium beryllium borate fluoride, Sr3[(BexB1-x)3B3O10][Be(O1-xFx)3] x = 0.30 (SBBOF), designed to be used in the deep-UV nonlinear optical (NLO) application, was grown by the spontaneous crystallization of a molten flux of SrO-B2O3-LiF. It crystallizes in the space group R3m (No. 160) with the following unit cell dimensions: a = 10.3179(11) Å, c = 8.3958(13) Å, V = 774.1(2) Å3, and Z = 3. SBBOF consists of [(BexB1-x)3B3O10] anionic groups and isolated [Be(O1-xFx)3] planar groups. Importantly, a new strategy to improve the birefringence was introduced by changing the local configuration of isolated structural units from trigonal pyramids to planar triangles. UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicates that the short-wavelength absorption edge of SBBOF is below 200 nm. The band structure and refractive index were calculated. Second harmonic generation (SHG) was measured using the Kurtz and Perry technique, which showed that SBBOF is a phase-matchable material in both visible and UV regions, and its measured SHG coefficient is 2.2 times as large as that of d36 (KDP) at 1064 nm.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84978410587&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84978410587&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01111

DO - 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01111

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84978410587

VL - 28

SP - 4563

EP - 4571

JO - Chemistry of Materials

JF - Chemistry of Materials

SN - 0897-4756

IS - 13

ER -