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Growth of high-quality single crystal of KLiYF5 by TSSG method
Author(s): Bruce H. T. Chai; Anh-Tuyet Pham; G. B. Loutts
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Paper Abstract

We report for the first time the growth of large size single crystals of KLiYF5 (KLYF) by TSSG method using the conventional weight-feed-back automatic diameter control Czochralski puller. We also succeeded to grow for the first time single crystals of KLiGdF5 (KLGF). We constructed a new pseudo-binary phase diagram for the KF-LiF-YF3 system. Both KLYF and KLGF melt peritectically. They both showed high optical anisotropy as we expected. However, this anisotropy comes from the layer structure of the crystal which also gives a perfect set of (010) cleavage plane. At present, this is a problem preventing us to get crack-free single crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1863, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II, (21 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149281
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Bruce H. T. Chai, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Anh-Tuyet Pham, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
G. B. Loutts, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1863:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II
Bruce H. T. Chai, Editor(s)

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