Optical Crystals from CASTECH, Inc.

NLO Crystals -- BIBO Crystal

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BiB3O6 (BIBO) is a newly developed nonlinear optical crystal. It possesses large effective nonlinear coefficient, high damage threshold and inertness with respect to moisture. Its nonlinear coefficient is 3.5 - 4 times higher than that of LBO, 1.5 -2 times higher than that of BBO. It is a promising doubling crystal to produce blue laser. The top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) technique is used at CASTECH for the growth of BIBO single crystals.