Orthorhombic crystals of lithium thioindate and selenoindate for nonlinear optics in the Mid-IR

J. J. Zondy, V. Petrov, Alexander Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, Ludmila Isaenko

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We review the optical and other relevant properties of two lithium indium compounds with wurtzite type structure, LiInS2 and LiInSe 2, which occupy a unique position among the mid-IR nonlinear crystals, having band-gaps at 347 nm and 433 nm, respectively. Realized and potentially interesting frequency conversion schemes with these two biaxial crystals are discussed. Keywords: Lithium thioindate, lithium selenoindate, nonlinear optical crystals, mid-infrared spectral range, down-conversion, optical parametric oscillators, optical parametric amplifiers, ultrashort laser pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781402064395
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500


  • Down-conversion
  • Lithium selenoindate
  • Lithium thioindate
  • Mid-infrared spectral range
  • Nonlinear optical crystals
  • Optical parametric amplifiers
  • Optical parametric oscillators
  • Ultrashort laser pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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