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Nonlinear optical crystal optimized for Ytterbium laser host wavelengths

United States Patent

May 27, 2008
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A material for harmonic generation has been made by substitutional changes to the crystal LaCa.sub.4 (BO.sub.3).sub.3 also known as LaCOB in the form Re1.sub.xRe2.sub.yRe3.sub.zCa.sub.4(B0.sub.3).sub.3O where Re1 and Re2, (rare earth ion 1 and rare earth ion 2) are selected from the group consisting of Sc, Yttrium, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Th, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu; Re3 is Lanthanum; and x+y+z=1.
Ebbers; Christopher A. (Pleasanton, CA), Schaffers; Kathleen I. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 652,442
January 10, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.