Growth and characterization of gadolinium vanadate GdVO4 single crystals for laser applications

Kiyoshi Shimamura, Satoshi Uda, Vladimir V. Kochurikhin, Tetsuo Taniuchi, Tsuguo Fukuda

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We have successfully grown Nd3+-doped gadolinium vanadate (Nd:GdVC4) single crystals by a modified Czockralski method in which a high temperature gradient was maintained at the interface during growth. Step faceting occurred during crystal growth and the cause of the faceting is discussed in relation to the growth conditions. Laser diode (LD) pumped laser oscillations were demonstrated. The Nd:GdVO4 single crystal showed superior lasing properties to Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YAG single crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1832-1835
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 1


  • Growth instability
  • Lasing properties
  • LD pumped laser
  • Modified Czochralski method
  • Nd:GdVO
  • Step faceting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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