Ba4B8TeO19: A UV Nonlinear Optical Material

Lili Liu, Joshua Young, Manuel Smeu, P. Shiv Halasyamani

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We report a new noncentrosymmetric barium tellurium borate, Ba4B8TeO19 that has potential ultraviolet (UV) nonlinear optical (NLO) applications. Ba4B8TeO19 was synthesized by a flux method and crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric space group Cc. The material exhibits a framework structure of [B8O17] double layers connected to distorted TeO6 octahedra. Second harmonic generation (SHG) measurements at 1064 and 532 nm on polycrystalline Ba4B8TeO19 indicate that the title compound is phase-matchable (type I) with a moderate SHG response (1 × KH2PO4 at 1064 nm and 0.2 × β-BaB2O4 at 532 nm). In addition, a short absorption edge (210 nm) was measured. Using density functional theory calculations, we show that the SHG response originates from contributions from O 2p and Te 5s states at the valence and conduction band edges. Finally, by computing the linear optical properties, we find that this compound displays a moderate birefringence of 0.055 at 1064 nm and 0.059 at 532 nm, necessary conditions for phase-matching in UV NLO materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4771-4776
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 16 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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