A Word to the Wise
How can you choose the right NLO crystals? Here is the list of questions you have to answer:
1. Is the crystal transparent at the target wavelength(s)?
2. Can the crystal achieve phase-matching (including Type I /II phase matching)?
3. Is the damage threshold suitable for your applications?
4. Is the conversion efficiency high enough?
5. Is the size of the finished device feasible?
6. Is the crystal suitable for your experiment environment?
7. Is it cost-efficient?
In most cases, not all answers to the above questions are "Yes", so you have to stike a balance among these factors to find the best solution for your systems.
For more information, please feel free to contact our experienced technical support team.