Del Mar Photonics - Newsletter Fall 2010 - Newsletter Winter 2010

BBO crystals with mount diameter 25.4 mm
Common specifications (e-mail to request a quote for standard or custom BBO crystal)
Material: BBO crystal
Dimensions: 6 x 6 mm (+/-0.1 mm)
Thickness: 0.2 mm
Surface Quality: 10-5, scratch-dig
Flatness: Lambda/6 at 633 nm
Parallelism: < 5 arc minutes
Other faces: fine grind
Coating: AR/AR at 800 nm and 400 nm for SHG and protective (P) coating for THG
Mount diameter: 25.4 mm

Type I, SHG, 800 nm to 400 nm
Orientation: Theta = 29.2 deg; Phi = 90 deg (+/- 0.5 deg)
Part number:

Inspection Data (Sample)

 Item  Specified  Measured
   Dimension Tolerance ΔW(+0.1,-0.1),ΔH (+0.1, -0.1), ΔT(+0.05,-0.05) (mm)  6.00x6.00x0.22
   Angle Tolerance θ=29.2 +0.5, φ=0 +0.5  θ=29.2 φ=0
 Surface Quality 20/10 Scratch/Dig to MIL-MIL- 13830B  20/10
   Flatness λ/6 at 633nm  λ/8
   Wavefront Distortion λ/6 at 633nm  λ/8
   Parallelism ≤30″  20″
   Perpendicularity ≤5′  4′
   Clear Aperture ≥80%  ≥80%
   Chip ≤0.1mm  None

Coating: AR/AR at 800 nm and 400 nm for SHG


Type I, THG, 800 nm to 266 nm
Orientation: Theta=44.3 deg; Phi=90 deg (+/- 0.5 deg)
Part number:

protective (P) coating


To request a quote for custom BBO crystals please e-mail us specifications and drawing.

BBO crystal for type II THG stock

Standard crystals

BBO SHG @ 800 nm

 Model   Product Name+   Price   Buy Now 
 BBO-606   BBO crystal, 10x10x0.5 mm   $980.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-607   BBO crystal, 10x10x1 mm   $910.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-601   BBO crystal, 6x6x0.1 mm   $720.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-602   BBO crystal, 6x6x0.2 mm   $720.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-604   BBO crystal, 6x6x1 mm   $440.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-605   BBO crystal, 6x6x2 mm   $440.00  Buy Now 


BBO THG @ 800 nm

 Model   Product Name+   Price   Buy Now 
 BBO-608   BBO crystal, 6x6x0.1 mm   $720.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-609   BBO crystal, 6x6x0.2 mm   $720.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-610   BBO crystal, 6x6x0.5 mm   $470.00  Buy Now 
 BBO-611   BBO crystal, 6x6x1 mm   $440.00  Buy Now 


BBO SHG @ 532 nm

 Model   Product Name+   Price   Buy Now 
 BBO-612   BBO crystal, 7x7x6 mm   $1,270.00  Buy Now 
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Del Mar Photonics related products:

Pismo pulse picker (ultrafast electro-optical shutter) - several Pismo models use Pockels cells based on BBO crystals
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Femtosecond Lasers - Reserve a spot in our femtosecond Ti:Sapphire training workshop during this summer in San Diego, California

Trestles femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser
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Mavericks femtosecond Cr:Forsterite laser
Tamarack femtosecond fiber laser (Er-doped fiber)
Buccaneer femtosecond OA fiber laser (Er-doped fiber) and SHG
Cannon Ultra-broadband light source
Tourmaline femtosecond Yt-doped fiber laser
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BBO Crystal (b-BaB2O4)

b-Barium-Borate crystals (BBO) combine wide transparency range, large nonlinear coupling, wide thermal acceptance bandwidth, high laser damage threshold and good mechanical properties.


BBO SHG @ 532 nm BBO SHG @ 800 nm BBO THG @ 800 nm

Main properties:

Chemical formula b-BaB2O4
Space group R3c
Lattice parameters, A a = 12.532
b = 12.717
Mohs hardness 4
Density, g/cm3 3.84
Transparency range, nm 190 - 3300
Refractive indices: ne n0

1064 nm

532 nm

334 nm

266 nm

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Non-linear coefficients, pm/V d11 = 2.3
d31 = 0.07 d11
Optical damage threshold (532 nm, 15 ns) 5.4 GW/cm2

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