Growth of single crystal fibers for 1.3 μm optical amplifiers by the laser-heated pedestal growth method

Li Hsing Wang, Min Hsiung Hon, Lynn Schneemeyer, G. A. Thomas, W. L. Wilson

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Abstract

We describe the use of the laser-heated pedestal growth (LHPG) technique to prepare single-crystal fibers of potential solid-state laser and optical amplifier materials. Compared with other crystal growth approaches, including Czo-chralski and flux growth, the LHPG approach, which has very large thermal gradients at the growth interface, has fewer dislocations, resulting in crystals with improved optical quality. We discuss the use of the LHPG technique for the growth of spinel MgAl2O4:Ni2+ crystals. Such crystals are interesting as candidate materials for a 1.3 μm optical amplifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1799
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

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Light amplifiers
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Single crystals
fibers
Fibers
Lasers
single crystals
lasers
Crystals
crystals
Solid state lasers
Crystallization
solid state lasers
Dislocations (crystals)
Crystal growth
Thermal gradients
spinel
crystal growth
amplifiers
Fluxes

Keywords

  • B. crystal growth
  • D. luminescence

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Wang, Li Hsing ; Hon, Min Hsiung ; Schneemeyer, Lynn ; Thomas, G. A. ; Wilson, W. L. / Growth of single crystal fibers for 1.3 μm optical amplifiers by the laser-heated pedestal growth method. In: Materials Research Bulletin. 1998 ; Vol. 33, No. 12. pp. 1793-1799.
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In: Materials Research Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 12, 01.01.1998, p. 1793-1799.

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