Growth and characterization of Tm, Ho-codoped Lu3Al5O12 single crystals by the Czochralski technique

Hiroki Sato, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Vikas Sudesh, Masahiko Ito, Hiroshi Machida, Tsuguo Fukuda

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Lu3Al5O12 single crystals codoped with thulium and holmium were successfully grown by the Czochralski technique. A highly strained central core region caused by facet formation on the growth interface was observed. The distribution of birefringence in the radial direction except in the core region was of the order of 10-7. The segregation coefficients of the dopants in these crystals were estimated to be 0.87 and 0.73, respectively. The measured thermal expansion coefficient of Tm,Ho:Lu3Al5O12 single crystals was 8.48 × 10-6K-1. Laser performance of Tm,Ho:Lu3Al5O12 was measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-468
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan


  • A2. Czochralski method
  • A2. Growth from melt
  • B1. Holmium compounds
  • B1. Thulium compounds
  • B3. 2-micron laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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