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Where to Buy Nonlinear Crystal Materials

A wide range of nonlinear crystal materials is available for applications like frequency doubling, sum and difference frequency generation, optical parametric generation, amplification and isolation. Also, nonlinear crystals can be used for generating terahertz radiation pulses by optical rectification.

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  • Are you sure that you are using the best suited nonlinear crystal material and dimensions for your application? If not, you may want to consult an expert.
  • Check the required crystal dimensions.
  • Will the crystal quality be sufficiently high? Possible aspects of relevance: homogeneous refractive index, parasitic absorption.
  • Is the surface quality high enough? For example scratch/dig 10–5 and λ/20 for demanding applications?
  • What is the proper crystal orientation? How can it be recognized if it is not obvious from the geometry?
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71 suppliers for nonlinear crystal materials are listed in the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide. Both manufacturers and distributors can be registered.

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HC Photonics Corp.

F4, No. 2, Technology Rd. V
Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 300
Taiwan
www.hcphotonics.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

HC Photonics (HCP) provides various high efficiency nonlinear crystals to enable full-spectrum applications, including periodically poled lithium niobate (pp-LiNbO3, PPLN) and periodically poled lithium tantalate (LiTaO3)/PPLT.

Features and service:

- more than 250 commercial off-the-shelf PPMgO:LN bulk crystals for wavelength conversions: QPM pattern: single, multiple, and fan-out; configuration: SHG, SFG, DFG, OPG, OPO, OPA; wavelength range: UV (355 nm) to mid-infrared (5000 nm)

- custom-made solutions: QPM period: 2–1000 μm; QPM pattern: single, multiple, fan-out, chirped, cascade, 2D; dimension: length 0.3–80 mm, width 0.1–40 mm, thickness 0.2–5 mm); configuration: SHG, SFG, DFG, OPG, OPO, OPA, THG, SHG+SFG; wavelength range: UV (355 nm) to mid-infrared (5000 nm) and THz; material: PPMgO:LN or PPMgO:LT

- PPLN waveguides: excellent performance, i.e. >50% overall efficiency. Fibered module generating >2 W at 780 nm (1560 nm SHG) is off-the-shelf. Crystals for other wavelengths are also available or can be designed upon request.

EKSMA Optics, UAB

Mokslininku str. 11
08412 Vilnius

Quality: ISO 9001:2015
www.eksmaoptics.com
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EKSMA Optics offers a complete portfolio of nonlinear optical crystals: BBO, LBO, KTP, KDP, DKDP, LiIO3, LiNbO3, MgO:LiNbO3, AGS, AGSe, ZGP, GaSe, CdSe from stock or manufactured according to customers specifications or for specific application.

Covesion

Unit A7 – The Premier Centre
Premier Way
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9DG
United Kingdom
www.covesion.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

Periodically poled lithium niobate: magnesium-doped PPLN is ideal for innovative laser applications due to its high effective nonlinear coefficient; allowing for high efficiency frequency conversion across multiple different mechanisms.

Covesion is a world leader in the design and manufacture of periodically poled lithium niobate for non-linear frequency conversion. MgO:PPLN crystals and waveguides are available for high efficiency SHG, DFG, SFG and OPO interactions. Wavelength generation coverage runs from visible to mid-IR

Periodic polling allows for quasi phase matching, which maintains phase relation of the photons throughout the crystal where they would otherwise fall out of phase. This engineered effect leads to a much higher conversion efficiency than would be found in the regular crystal.

Readily available stock crystals and waveguides can be provided on short timescales to rapidly meet your application needs, providing the capability to generate laser light in a wide range of wavelengths.

Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
www.edmundoptics.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

Nonlinear crystals of either β-barium borate (BBO) or lithium triborate (LBO) are used for frequency conversion of laser sources. BBO crystals feature thicknesses from 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm to minimize group velocity mismatch and are ideal for frequency doubling or tripling of Ti:sapphire and Yb:doped laser pulses. The critical and noncritical phase matching LBO crystals are ideal for second or third harmonic generation of Nd:YAG and Yb:doped lasers.

Nonlinear crystals with 20-10 surface quality and λ/10 (LBO) or λ/8 (BBO) surface flatness provide the broad transparency range and large nonlinear coefficient needed for the harmonic generation of fundamental laser frequencies. Each crystal features a protective anti-reflection (AR) coating that minimizes reflection and limits fogging from ambient conditions.

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Inrad Optics

181 Legrand Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647
United States
www.inradoptics.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

Barium borate (BBO) is a versatile nonlinear crystal, suitable for use in harmonic generation operations, optical parametric oscillators, and in electro-optical applications from the near infrared to the deep ultraviolet.

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BAE Systems, Inc.

130 DW Highway Bldg. 15
Merrimack, NH 03054
United States
www.baesystems.com/crystals
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BeamQ

550 Battery St. Unit 907
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
www.edmundoptics.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

Nonlinear crystals of either β-barium borate (BBO) or lithium triborate (LBO) are used for frequency conversion of laser sources. BBO crystals feature thicknesses from 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm to minimize group velocity mismatch and are ideal for frequency doubling or tripling of Ti:sapphire and Yb:doped laser pulses. The critical and noncritical phase matching LBO crystals are ideal for second or third harmonic generation of Nd:YAG and Yb:doped lasers.

Nonlinear crystals with 20-10 surface quality and λ/10 (LBO) or λ/8 (BBO) surface flatness provide the broad transparency range and large nonlinear coefficient needed for the harmonic generation of fundamental laser frequencies. Each crystal features a protective anti-reflection (AR) coating that minimizes reflection and limits fogging from ambient conditions.

Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.

3340 Parkland Ct.
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States
www.eotech.com
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GAMDAN Optics Inc.

2380 Qume Drive, Suite F
San Jose, CA 95131
United States
www.gamdan.com
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From crystals to coatings, service across the spectrum

Inrad Optics

181 Legrand Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647
United States
www.inradoptics.com
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nonlinear crystal materials

Barium borate (BBO) is a versatile nonlinear crystal, suitable for use in harmonic generation operations, optical parametric oscillators, and in electro-optical applications from the near infrared to the deep ultraviolet.

Isowave

64 Harding Avenue
Dover, NJ 07801
United States

Laser Lab Components, Inc.

P.O. Box 1316
Stony Brook, NY 11790
United States

OptoCity

645 Bashford Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States

Red Optronics

P. O. Box 2032
Mountain View, CA 94042
United States

Sinoceramics (USA), LLC.

200 Innovation Blvd. Suite 257
State College, PA16803
United States

VLOC

7826 Photonics Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34655
United States
From America:

Newlight Photonics Inc.

40–1110 Finch Avenue West
Suite 1172
Toronto, ON M3J 2T2
Canada
Outside America:

Acal BFi

Assar-Gabrielsson-Straße 1
63128 Dietzenbach
Germany

ALPHALAS GmbH

Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 5
37085 Göttingen
Germany

AZURE Photonics Co., Ltd.

3rd Floor, Building No 18
Juyuanzhou Industrial Zone
No 618, Jinshan Boulevard
Fuzhou 350002
China
www.azurephotonics.com
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Beijing JIEPU TREND Technology

Room 8303, No. 8 Building, Yongchang Industrial Park
No. 3, Yongchang North Road
Beijing Economic and Development Area
Beijing
China

BihurCrystal

Paseo Mikeletegi 83 Paseo Mikeletegi 83 3º
20009 Donostia-San Sebastián
Spain
www.bihurcrystal.com
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Bluebean Optical Tech Ltd.

19–505 (HuiHeng Bldg), No. 200 LaoHuTai Road
Shanghai 200072
China
www.bbotech.com
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CASIX Inc.

20 Fuxing Street
350014 Fuzhou, Fujian
China
www.casix.com
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CASTECH

Building No. 9, Zone F
89 Ruanjian Avenue
Fuzhou, Fujian 350003
China

CeNing Optics Co., Ltd

4F West, Taijiang Yuan 20th Building
JinShan Avenue 618
Fuzhou 350002, Fujian
China

Claser Photonics Inc.

No 375 Yecheng Road, Jiading
Shanghai, 201821
China

Core Optronics Co.,Ltd

Building No. 1, Road Wuyibei
Gulou District, Fuzhou, Fujian 350001
China
www.coptronics.com
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Covesion

Unit A7 – The Premier Centre
Premier Way
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9DG
United Kingdom
www.covesion.com
E-mail:
nonlinear crystal materials

Periodically poled lithium niobate: magnesium-doped PPLN is ideal for innovative laser applications due to its high effective nonlinear coefficient; allowing for high efficiency frequency conversion across multiple different mechanisms.

Covesion is a world leader in the design and manufacture of periodically poled lithium niobate for non-linear frequency conversion. MgO:PPLN crystals and waveguides are available for high efficiency SHG, DFG, SFG and OPO interactions. Wavelength generation coverage runs from visible to mid-IR

Periodic polling allows for quasi phase matching, which maintains phase relation of the photons throughout the crystal where they would otherwise fall out of phase. This engineered effect leads to a much higher conversion efficiency than would be found in the regular crystal.

Readily available stock crystals and waveguides can be provided on short timescales to rapidly meet your application needs, providing the capability to generate laser light in a wide range of wavelengths.

Cristal Laser S. A.

P.A. du Breuil
32 Rue Robert Schumann
54850 Messein
France

Crystech Inc.

Electronic Information Industrial Park
Xianshan East Road
Chengyang District
Qingdao, 266107
China

DayOptics, Inc.

6 Yangqi Branch
8 Jinshan Fuwan Park, Fuzhou
Fujian 350008
China

EKSMA Optics, UAB

Mokslininku str. 11
08412 Vilnius

Quality: ISO 9001:2015
www.eksmaoptics.com
Social: LinkedIn
E-mail:

EKSMA Optics offers a complete portfolio of nonlinear optical crystals: BBO, LBO, KTP, KDP, DKDP, LiIO3, LiNbO3, MgO:LiNbO3, AGS, AGSe, ZGP, GaSe, CdSe from stock or manufactured according to customers specifications or for specific application.

FEE GmbH – a Division of EOT

Struthstr. 2
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Germany

Fibercryst

Parc D'Activite Wilson
Bât A1
69150 Decines Charpieu
France

Fuzhou Caston Optronics Co., Ltd.

71 Fuguang Road
Fuzhou Fujian 350014
China

Dayoptics, Inc.

6 Yangqi Branch 8 Jinshan Fuwan Park, Fuzhou
Fujian 350008
China

Fuzhou Farview Optics Co., Ltd.

No. 40, Liuyi Mid Road
Fuzhou, Fujian 350000
China
www.farview-optics.com
E-mail:

Fuzhou Hundreds Optics Inc.

Building 20, Taijiang Park
Juyuanzhou Industrial Park
Cangshan District
Fuzhou Fujian 350002
China
www.100optics.com
E-mail:

GMP SA, Büro Zürich

Dübendorfstr. 11a
8117 Fällanden
Switzerland

HAM Kristall-Technologie Andreas Maier GmbH

Stegwiesen 2
88477 Schwendi-Hörenhausen
Germany

Hangzhou Shalom Electro-optics Technology Co., Ltd.

Room 1031A, Boke Mansion, No.9 Xiyuan Road, Xihu District
China

HC Photonics Corp.

F4, No. 2, Technology Rd. V
Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 300
Taiwan
www.hcphotonics.com
E-mail:
nonlinear crystal materials

HC Photonics (HCP) provides various high efficiency nonlinear crystals to enable full-spectrum applications, including periodically poled lithium niobate (pp-LiNbO3, PPLN) and periodically poled lithium tantalate (LiTaO3)/PPLT.

Features and service:

- more than 250 commercial off-the-shelf PPMgO:LN bulk crystals for wavelength conversions: QPM pattern: single, multiple, and fan-out; configuration: SHG, SFG, DFG, OPG, OPO, OPA; wavelength range: UV (355 nm) to mid-infrared (5000 nm)

- custom-made solutions: QPM period: 2–1000 μm; QPM pattern: single, multiple, fan-out, chirped, cascade, 2D; dimension: length 0.3–80 mm, width 0.1–40 mm, thickness 0.2–5 mm); configuration: SHG, SFG, DFG, OPG, OPO, OPA, THG, SHG+SFG; wavelength range: UV (355 nm) to mid-infrared (5000 nm) and THz; material: PPMgO:LN or PPMgO:LT

- PPLN waveguides: excellent performance, i.e. >50% overall efficiency. Fibered module generating >2 W at 780 nm (1560 nm SHG) is off-the-shelf. Crystals for other wavelengths are also available or can be designed upon request.

IL Photonics

511 Hashita
9955256 Beit Shemesh
Israel
www.ILPhotonics.com
E-mail:

Impex High Tech

Hovesaatstraße 6
48432 Rheine
Germany

InStockOptics

Svyturio g. 4–1
10210 Vilnius
Lithuania

JG International

158 Haitong Road
Shanghai 200001
China

Jinan Nanosecond Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd.

No. 489, Great Bridge Town
Jinan
China
www.nanosecondpe.com
E-mail:

Komlas Optische Komponenten und Lasersysteme GmbH

Schwarzschildstrasse 12
12489 Berlin
Germany
www.komlas.de
E-mail:

Lambda Photonics Co., Ltd.

Add. No. 28, Wantang Road
Xihu District, Hangzhou City, 310013
China

LAS Photonics

4 Ha'Horesh Road
Yehud 5647003
Israel

Laser Components GmbH

Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 15
82140 Olching
Germany
www.lasercomponents.com
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Lasertec Inc.

177 CongYang Road
ChengYang Qingdao
Shandong 350014
China
www.lcoptical.com
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Laserton Optic Co., Ltd.

C506, #1 Building
Pioneering Park for Overseas Chinese Scholars
No. 69 Huayang Road, Lixia District
Jinan, Shandong
China
www.laserton.com
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Litech Optics Co., Ltd.

3F, No.4 Building
Cangshan Industrial Zone, Cangshan District
Fuzhou 350007
China

Metrolux optische Messtechnik

Bertha-von-Suttner Strasse 5
37085 Göttingen
Germany

MOK Optics Co. Ltd.

Building 3, Qunsheng Baimajun
Pudong Rd 10, Taijiang, Fuzhou
China
www.mokoptics.com
E-mail:

Moltech GmbH

Rudower Chaussee 29–31 (OWZ)
12489 Berlin
Germany

Nanjing Crylink Photonics Co., Ltd

No.3, Hengda Road
Economic and Technological Development Zone
Nanjing, CA 210038
China

Nanjing Metalaser Photonics Co., Ltd

Room 724,No.1, Hengyuan Road
Economic and Technological Development Zone, 210038
Nanjing
China
www.meta-laser.com
E-mail:

Nano-Giga

137 avenue Anatole France,
94600 Choisy le Roi
France
www.nano-giga.fr
E-mail:

nortus Optronic GmbH

In den Niederwiesen 4a
76744 Wörth am Rhein
Germany
www.nortus-optronic.com
E-mail:

MB Optola

Savanoriu av. 231
Vilnius, LT-03200
Lithuania
www.optola.lt
E-mail:

Opton Laser International

Parc Club Orsay Universite
29 rue Jean Rostand
91893 Orsay
France
www.optonlaser.com
E-mail:

Oxide Corporation

1747–1 Makihara
Mukawa, Hokuto
Yamanashi 408–0302
Japan

Pro-Lite Technology Ltd

Innovation Centre
University Way
Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0BT
United Kingdom
www.pro-lite.co.uk
E-mail:

Raicol Crystals Ltd.

22 Hamelacha Str.
Park Cibel, New Industrial Area
Rosh Ha'ain 48091
Israel
raicol.com
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Rainbow Photonics AG

Farbhofstrasse 21
8048 Zürich
Switzerland
www.rainbowphotonics.com
E-mail:

Roditi International Corporation Ltd.

156–158 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TR
United Kingdom
www.roditi.com
E-mail:

Shanghai SICCAS High Technology Corporation

1295 Ding Xi Road
Shanghai, 200050
China
www.siccas.com
E-mail:

Sirah Lasertechnik GmbH

Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 11
41516 Grevenbroich
Germany

Tailored Photons AB

C/O Albanova
Roslagstullsbacken 21
106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
www.tailoredphotons.com
E-mail:

Ultra Photonics

No.758, Qi'an Road
Fuwan Industrial District
Fuzhou, Fujian, 350014
China

UNI Optics Co. Ltd.

Building 62, Pushang Industrial
Zone A, No.1 Hongjiang Road
Cangshan District, Fuzhou 350008
China

VM-TIM GmbH

Hans-Knoell-Str. 6
07745 Jena
Germany
www.vm-tim.de
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