Growth and Characterization of Non-Linear Optical Material


An organic nonlinear optical (NLO) single crystal has been synthesized by slow solvent evaporation technique from aqueous solutions of L-serine and sodium fluoride (NaF) at ambient temperature. The grown crystal was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The powder X-ray diffraction of the grown crystal was recorded and indexed. The functional groups of the grown crystals were determined by FTIR spectrum. The optical absorption study reveals that the transparency of the crystal in the entire visible region and the lower edge was found to be 258 nm. Relative powder second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency of the grown crystal was tested by Kurtz and Perry powder technique using high intensity Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm.

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G. Dillip, C. Reddy and B. Raju, "Growth and Characterization of Non-Linear Optical Material," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 12, 2011, pp. 1103-1110. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.1012084.

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