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Synthesis, structure, and characterization of a new promising nonlinear optical crystal: Cd5(BO3)3F

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A nonlinear optical crystal cadmium fluoroborate (Cd5(BO3)3F) has been synthesized through high-temperature solid-state reactions. In the crystal structure, CdOnFm (n = 4, 5, 7; m = 0, 1, 2) distorted polyhedra interconnect via shared edges and corners to form a 3D framework with tunnels along the c axis. BO3 planar triangles lie approximately parallel in the (001) plane. The combination of triangular BO3 groups with π-conjugated systems and the d10 cation Cd2+ with polar displacement produces large SHG responses. The second harmonic generation (SHG) measurement shows that Cd5(BO3)3F possesses a large SHG response about four times that of KH2PO4 (KDP) and is phase-matchable in the visible region. In addition, it exhibits a wide transparent region ranging from UV to near IR, which suggests that the material is a promising NLO material.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2012, accepted on 17 Jan 2013 and first published on 18 Jan 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26506D
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2422-2427
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    Synthesis, structure, and characterization of a new promising nonlinear optical crystal: Cd5(BO3)3F

    G. Zou, L. Zhang and N. Ye, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 2422
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26506D

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