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Nonlinear current-voltage and optical properties of Zn4B6O13



  1. Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
  2. OMEGA LLC, 27/39 Fuchik, Yerevan 0008, Armenia
  3. Chair of Optics, Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian, Yerevan 0025, Armenia


This paper reveals the nonlinear optical properties of Zn4B6O13 (ZBO). The samples were synthesized by solid state reaction. The formed polycrystalline phases were analyzed by X-ray diffraction. The nonlinear optical properties of prepared samples were investigated by measurements of second harmonic generation (SHG) intensity. The highest SHG intensity of ZBO was observed for the powder particle sizes of 40-70 m. The value of the intensity was estimated to be two times higher than that of KH2PO4. The nonlinearity coefficient of the current-voltage curve was calculated to be 2.14 in the current range of 2-4 nA.


Zn4B6O13, Varistor, Second harmonic generation, New nonlinear optical material.

Submitted at: Dec. 8, 2020
Accepted at: Nov. 24, 2021


V. G. HARUTYUNYAN, H. A. ALEXANYAN, I. G. HARUTYUNYAN, Nonlinear current-voltage and optical properties of Zn4B6O13, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 23, Iss. 11-12, pp. 594-597 (2021)