Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy

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We review on the growth improvement and optical characterization of a new family of ternary lithium-based chalcogenide crystals of generic formula LiBIII C2VI (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) which displays improved thermo-mechanical properties for mid-IR nonlinear optical applications. Some of these compounds are now produced in sufficiently large size, single-domain quality to allow their implementation in optical parametric oscillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2439-2443
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number23-25
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal growth
  • Non-linear optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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