JMMCE  Vol.8 No.8 , August 2009
Growth and Characterisation of Nonlinear Optical Single Crystals of L-Alaninium Oxalate
ABSTRACT
A potential organic nonlinear optical (NLO) single crystal based on amino acid, L alaninium oxalate (LAO) is grown using the simple chiral amino acid L alanine and oxalic acid by slow evaporation method. Grown crystals have an optimum dimension of 40 x15 x 8 mm3 with good optical quality and are characterized by powder XRD, CHN analysis, FTIR spectroscopy, TGADTA, DSC, UV/ VIS/ NIR absorption spectroscopy, photoconductivity and photoluminescence studies. The third order nonlinear optical properties of the grown crystals are investigated employing open aperture Z scan technique.

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K. Arun and S. Jayalekshmi, "Growth and Characterisation of Nonlinear Optical Single Crystals of L-Alaninium Oxalate," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 8, 2009, pp. 635-646. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.88055.
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