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Growth Of D-BaB204 Bulk Crystals And Fibers
Author(s): R. S. Feigelson; R. K. Route
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews a series of experiments carried out at Stanford University over a several year period on the growth of β-BaB2O4 crystals. Experiments on the bulk growth of β-BaB2O4 using the top-seeded solution growth method with and without pulling, using Na2O as a solvent, has yielded relatively large boules. Solvent inclusions, however, limit the yield of high optical quality crystals from these boules. Oriented, single crystal fibers of β-BaB2O4 have also been grown, from both Na2O and B2O3 solutions, using the laser-heated pedestal growth technique. B2O3 solutions were found to be quite stable under laser heating, and yielded high optical quality single crystal fibers with minimal inclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960590
Show Author Affiliations
R. S. Feigelson, Stanford University (United States)
R. K. Route, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1104:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals
Jui Teng Lin, Editor(s)

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