YAG laser-induced β-BaB2O4 crystalline dot formation in Sm2O3-BaO-B2O3 glasses

H. Tanaka, T. Honma, Y. Benino, T. Fujiwara, T. Komatsu

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A continuous-wave (CW) YAG laser (power: 0.75-0.9J/s, irradiation time: 15s-15min) with a wavelength of 1064nm is irradiated to 11.1Sm2O3·44.4BaO·44.4B2O3 glass, and the formation of β-BaB2O4 (β-BBO) crystalline dots with a diameter of 30-150μm is confirmed from micro-Raman spectra. β-BBO crystals with around 200μm length grow towards the interior of the glass. The incorporation of Sm3+ into β-BBO crystalline dots is suggested from micro-Raman and fluorescence spectra. The second harmonic generation is detected from the array (10×10=100 dots) of β-BBO crystalline dots, indicating that each crystalline dot formed by YAG laser irradiation is a nonlinear optical crystal. CW YAG laser irradiation to glass with Sm3+ ions is a nice technique for a spatially controlled crystal growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1184
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Glasses
  • C. Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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