Mercury Bromide (HgBr2): A promising nonlinear optical material in IR region with a high laser damage threshold

Liu, T.; Qin, J.; Zhang, G.; Zhu, T.; Niu, F.; Wu, Y.; Chen, C.
September 2008
Applied Physics Letters;9/1/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p091102
Academic Journal
Nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals have played a key role in laser technology, and the existing materials for the IR range showed relatively low laser damage threshold in common. A NLO material HgBr2 is presented here. It shows a powder second harmonic generation about ten times as large as that of KH2PO4, a wide transparency in whole mid-IR region (from 2.5 to 25 μm), and a good stability to the environment. Most importantly it exhibits a high laser damage threshold of about 0.3 GW/cm2. Therefore, it is believed that HgBr2 is a promising candidate for NLO materials in the IR region.


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