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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2016, Article ID 9070714, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9070714
Research Article

Optical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of L-Serine Phosphate, a Semiorganic Enhanced NLO Single Crystal

1Department of Physics, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Chennai 601301, India
2Department of Physics, Presidency College, Chennai 5, India

Received 22 October 2015; Accepted 3 February 2016

Academic Editor: Mark Humphrey

Copyright © 2016 K. Rajesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Single crystals of L-serine phosphate (LSP) were grown by slow evaporation technique. The optical studies reveal the transparency of the crystal in the entire visible region. Grown crystal was subjected to single crystal XRD diffraction technique. Thermal studies of LSP confirm the thermal stability of the crystal and it is stable up to 210°C. The functional groups and optical behaviour of the crystal were identified from FT-IR and UV-Vis analysis. The crystals were also characterized by microhardness and photoconductivity to determine the mechanical strength and the optical conductivity. Laser damage threshold and nonlinear optical activity of the grown crystal were confirmed by Q-switched Nd : YAG laser beam.