Acentric lithium borate crystals, method for making, and applications thereof

Joseph W. Kolis

Document Type Patent


Acentric, tetragonal lithium borate crystals are disclosed along with a hydrothermal method for forming such crystals. The crystals possess unique optical, non-linear optical, and other photonic properties and may be formed of sufficient size to be useful in a wide variety of photonic devices. In addition, the disclosed crystals are very hard and can be used in specialty grinding applications such as for grinding optical components for deep UV applications.