Growth and characterization of 3-in size Tm, Ho-codoped LiYF4 and LiLuF4 single crystals by the Czochralski method

Hiroki Sato, Amina Bensalah, Hiroshi Machida, Martin Nikl, Tsuguo Fukuda

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Tm, Ho-codoped LiYF4 (Tm,Ho:YLF) and Tm, Ho-codoped LiLuF4 (Tm,Ho:LLF) single crystals with extended diameter were grown by the Czochralski method under CF4 atmosphere. The growth conditions were optimized for the growth of Tm,Ho:YLF and Tm,Ho:LLF single crystals with 3-in diameters. The crystallinity was studied using X-ray rocking curve analysis. Color center formation in the ultraviolet and visible spectral regions was investigated with the induced absorption study using X-ray irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-229
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun


  • A1. Induced absorption
  • A2. Crystal growth from melt
  • A2. Czochralski method
  • B1. LiLuF
  • B1. LiYF
  • B3. Eye-safe laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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