Second harmonic generation from beta barium borate (β-BaB2O4) thin films grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

D. B. Studebaker, G. T. Stauf, T. H. Baum, Tobin J Marks, H. Zhou, G. K. Wong

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Thin films of beta barium borate (β-BaB2O4) have been deposited by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on fused silica, sapphire, platinum, and silicon substrates. Deposition conditions were optimized to reproducibly grow films with the c axis normal to the substrate. Second harmonic generation measurements have been made on selected films. The films grown on fused silica exhibit a maximum χeff(2) of 0.78 pm/V, and on single-crystal sapphire, 1.6 pm/V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-567
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 1997


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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