BBO Beta-Barium Borate BaB2O4 or Ba(BO2)2
BBO Beta-Barium Borate BaB2O4 or Ba(BO2)2

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BBO (beta-BaB2O4) is an excellent non-linear crystal for frequency-doubling (SHG) of Visible and Near IR laser light, OPO/OPG/OPA pumped by ultrafast pulses of wavelengths in the Near IR to UV, and sum-frequency mixing (SFM) into the Visible to the deep UV. BBO is one of the few practical crystal for use below 500 nm in SHG and SFM.

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Barium borate is an inorganic compound, a borate of barium with a chemical formula BaB2O4 or Ba(BO2)2. It is available as a hydrate or dehydrated form, as white powder or colorless crystals. The crystals exist in the high-temperature α phase and low-temperature β phase, abbreviated as BBO; both phases are birefringent, and BBO is a common nonlinear optical material.

BBO crystal has broad tunability, high damage threshold, and high efficiency. BBO's small acceptance angle requires a very good beam quality and its large walkoff results in output beams that are very elliptical or slit-like. Type I is usually much more efficient than type II operation. BBO cannot be used for NCPM (temperature tuned) application. BBO is very good for tunable laser sources, such as ultrafast Ti:Sapphire or dye lasers. And it is also widely used for SHG, 3HG, 4HG, and autocorrelation of femtosecond and picosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers; SHG, 3HG, 4HG, 5HG of YAG lasers at 1064 nm and 1320 nm to yield output of 212-660nm; SHG of tunable dye or solid-state laser sources from 410-750 nm to yield output of 205-375 nm, SFM of dye laser and YAG harmonics to yield output of 189-400 nm; DFM (difference-frequency mixing) from the Visible to the IR range up to over 3000 nm; OPO pumped with SHG or 3HG of YAG or Ti:Sapphire with an output range of 400-3000 ; Intracavity SHG of Argon ion lasers (488, 514 nm) or Copper vapor lasers (510 nm, 578 nm).

Dimension tolerance: (W0.1mm)x(H0.1mm)x(L 0.2/-0.1mm) 
Clear aperture: >90%
Scratch/Dig: 10/5
Flatness: < λ/8 @ 633nm
Wavefront distortion: < λ/8 @ 633nm
Parallelism: ≤ 20 arc seconds
Perpendicularity: ≤5 arc minutes
Angle tolerance: ≤0.25
Chamfer: ≤0.2mmx45
Chip: ≤ 0.1mm
Damage threshold: 0.5 GW/cm2 @1064nm,TEM00,10ns,10Hz (AR-coated).

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