Almaz Optics, Inc.
LITHIUM IODATE (a -LiIO3)
Hexagonal modification of Lithium Iodate (a-LiIO3)
features wide transparency range and good nonlinear, acousto-optical and
piezoelectric properties. The material is grown from close to pH neutral aqueous
solution which provides for good optical homogeneity, absence of inclusions and
absorption bands throughout the transmission range. This crystal is used in a
number of applications including laser harmonics generation and frequency mixing
to obtain tunable output at 3.0-5.4 m. Other
applications are autocorrelators, AO devices and piezoelectric sensors.