Growth and characterization of new NLO material: L-serine sodium nitrate

Sd. Zulifiqar Ali Ahamed, G. R. Dillip, L. Manoj, P. Raghavaiah, B. Deva Prasad Raju


Single crystals of L-serine sodium nitrate (LSSN), an organic nonlinear optical material have been synthesized by a slow evaporation technique at room temperature. The crystalline nature was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The powder X-ray diffraction of a grown crystal was recorded and indexed. The chemical composition of grown crystals was determined by FTIR spectra. Optical absorption studies have shown that a UV cut off wavelength of the grown crystal is at 256nm and it has a wide transparency window. The second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency of the grown crystal was confirmed by the Kurtz and Perry powder technique.

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