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NLO Crystal Overview

NLO Crystal Hardness Hygroscopic Susceptibility Transparency Range SHG Phase-matchable range Damage Threshold
b-BBO 4.5 Mohs Low 189 ~ 3500 nm 189 ~ 1750nm 5 GW/cm2 (10 ns) @1064nm
10 GW/cm
2 (1.3 ns) @ 1064 nm
1 GW/cm
2 (10 ns) @532 nm
7 GW/cm
2 (250 ps) @ 532 nm
KTP 5 Mohs No 350 ~ 4500 nm 497 ~ 1800nm >0.5 GW/cm2 (10 ns) @ 1064 nm
K*DP     200 ~ 1500nm   >10 J/cm² (10 ns) @ 1064 nm for KDP
 >5 J/cm² (10 ns) @ 1064 nm for DKDP
LiNbO3 5 Mohs   420 ~ 5200nm   >250 MW/cm2 for 10 ns pulses @ 1064 nm
LBO 6 Mohs  Low 160 ~ 2600nm    >10 GW/cm2 (TEM00, 10ns, 10HZ) @1064nm (polished only)
>1 GW/cm
2 (TEM00, 10ns, 10HZ) @1064nm(AR-coated)
>0.5 GW/cm
2 (TEM00, 10ns, 10HZ) @532nm(AR-coated)
KTA   No 350 ~ 5300nm 1083 ~ 3789nm >1.5 GW/cm(10ns pulses) @ 1064 nm
SBN 5.5 Mohs   400 ~ 6000 nm    
RTP ~5 Mohs No 350 ~ 4500 nm   > 600 MW/cm2 @ 1064 nm