Crystal growth and optical properties of a noncentrosymmetric haloid borate, K3B6O10Br

Min Zhang, Shi Lie Pan*, Xiao Yun Fan, Zhong Xiang Zhou, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, Yun Yang

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A high quality single crystal of K3B6O10Br has been grown with sizes up to 14 × 12 × 7 mm3 by the top-seeded solution growth method. It crystallizes in a noncentrosymetric trigonal system, space group R3m with cell parameters a = 10.1153(8) Å, c = 8.8592(14) Å, Z = 3, V = 785.02(15) Å3. K 3B6O10Br has a three-dimensional network consisting of B6O13 units, which are surrounded by a K-Br framework. A transmission spectrum of the K3B6O 10Br crystal was reported. Its refractive indices were measured by a minimum deviation technique and fit to Sellmeier equations. Nonlinear optical measurements demonstrate that the material has second harmonic generation properties, with efficiency approximately three times that of KH 2PO4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2899-2903
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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