Kushwaha, S. K. and Rathee, S. P. and Maurya, K. K. and Bhagavannarayana, G. (2011) Enhancement in second harmonic generation efficiency, laser damage threshold and optical transparency of Mn2 þ doped L-alanine crystals: A correlation with crystalline perfection. Journal of Crystal Growth, 328 (1). pp. 81-88. ISSN 0022-0248

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Effect on crystalline perfection, second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency, laser damage threshold (LDT) and optical transparency due to Mn2+ doping in L-alanine crystals has been investigated. The crystalline perfection of pure and doped crystals was evaluated by high-resolution X-ray diffractometry, which revealed the improvement in the crystalline perfection at low and moderate doping concentrations. At moderate and high concentrations, the Mn2+ ions were found to be incorporated predominantly at the interstitial sites of the crystalline matrix. The actual incorporated amount of dopants in the crystals was analyzed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The optical transparency, SHG efficiency, and laser damage threshold of the grown crystals with different concentrations of Mn2+ were investigated. From these studies it is revealed that Mn2+ doping lead to a considerable enhancement in the measured nonlinear optical properties with a correlation on crystalline perfection.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doping; High-resolution X-ray diffraction; Point defect; Growth from solutions; Nonlinear optic materials
Subjects: Crystallography
Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 07:52
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 07:52
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/893

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