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Rapid growth of very large KDP and KD*P crystals in support of the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): Ruth A. Hawley-Fedder; Harry F. Robey; Thomas A. Biesiada; Martin R. DeHaven; Randy Floyd; Alan K. Burnham
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Paper Abstract

The National Ignition Facility will require hundreds of very large single crystals (boules) of KDP and KD*P for the amplifier and frequency conversion optics. Rapid growth now routinely produces 250 - 300 kg boules of KDP. Technical hurdles overcome during the past year include inclusion formation and spurious nucleation. Areas of continued interest are control of asymmetry and aspect ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4102, Inorganic Optical Materials II, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405280
Show Author Affiliations
Ruth A. Hawley-Fedder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Harry F. Robey, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Thomas A. Biesiada, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Martin R. DeHaven, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Randy Floyd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Alan K. Burnham, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4102:
Inorganic Optical Materials II
Alexander J. Marker; Eugene G. Arthurs, Editor(s)

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