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Optical inhomogeneity testing in large boules of uniaxial crystals by imaging conoscope
Author(s): Andrzej L. Bajor
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Paper Abstract

A computer-controlled imaging conoscope has been used for investigation of optical homogeneity in large boules of doped and undoped uniaxial crystals. Two birefringence inhomogeneity maps acquired for two perpendicular directions in the crystal [z-optical axis, and perpendicular to it (x or y direction), respectively] are satisfactory to conclude whether the boule is (or not) suitable for optical applications. Such investigations are indispensable in factory check of crystalline boules grown by different techniques, and are also potential in scientific researches. An example for an undoped LiNbO3 is presented for illustrating the method.

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Date Published: 14 July 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3178, Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization, (14 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280754
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Andrzej L. Bajor, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3178:
Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization
Jozef Zmija; Andrzej Majchrowski; Jaroslaw Rutkowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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