Non-linear optical (NLO) materials possess an importance in laser technology,
optical communication and optical storage technology. This review paper deals with the
L-histidine family of a single crystal, a promising crystal for non-linear (NLO) applications.
The growth of bulk single crystals of these materials has been a subject of permanent disquiet
to be useful for device applications. Non-linear optical studies reveal that the dopant increased
the efficiency of the L-histidine family of single crystal, and several reports are discussed.
Recent papers reveal that the L-histidine family of NLO single crystal possesses excellent
optical, thermal, mechanical properties that make it a strong candidate for photonic devices.
Keywords: non-linear optical (NLO) materials; L-histidine family of NLO single crystals
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