Nd: YVO4 single crystal fiber growth by the LHPG method

Chen Hung Huang, Jyh Chen Chen

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Abstract

Nd : YVO4 single-crystal fibers of various compositions were grown by the laser-heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method. During the crystal growth, a thermal imaging radiometer was used to observe the thermal radiation emitted by the melt, ceramics and crystals. Parameters of the LHPG method, such as powder compositions, ceramic process, and crystal-growth conditions are discussed. With the higher pulling rates during the LHPG process and proper ceramics-production control, the decomposition of V2O5 could be reduced and a-axis Nd : YVO4 crystal fibers were grown. Lattice constants of the grown crystal fibers were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume229
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2001

Keywords

  • A2. Laser heated pedestal growth
  • B1. Oxides
  • B1. Vanadates
  • B1. Yttrium compounds

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