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Crystal Growth And The Future Of Solid State Lasers
Author(s): Robert C Morris
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Paper Abstract

Large scale solid state lasers will require single crystal gain elements which, by virtue of requisite size and optical quality, represent a significant challenge to current crystal growth technology. This paper examines these requirements and relates them to crystal growth options. Crystal growth scaling considerations are reviewed and a host material figure of merit for scaling is derived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0681, Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials, (9 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939617
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Robert C Morris, Allied-Signal Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0681:
Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials
Larry G. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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