Lithium Triborate (LBO) Crystals for Nonlinear Optical Applications

Lithium Triborate (LBO) is a nonlinear optical crystal that has several distinctive features. LBO crystal can be used for a variety of nonlinear optical applications:

Key Features

The product features of the Lithium Triborate crystals are:

  • Wide acceptance angle
  • Wide transparency region
  • Small walk-off angle
  • High optical homogeneity
  • High damage threshold
  • Broad Type 1 and Type 2 non-critical phase-matching range


  • Frequency doubling and tripling of high peak power pulsed Ti-Sapphire lasers, Nd doped lasers and Dye lasers
  • Non-critical phase-matching for conversion of CW and quasi-CW radiation
  • Optical parametric oscillators of Type 1 and Type 2 phase-matching

EKSMA OPTICS provides the following products and services:

  • Thin crystals less than 10 µm thickness
  • LBO crystal of up to 50 mm in length and aperture up to 40×40 mm
  • Thin crystals less than 10 µm thickness
  • AR, BBAR, P-coating
  • Different mounting and repolishing services
  • Precise quality control
  • Attractive prices and prompt delivery

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