Crystal growth of fluorides for optical applications

K. Shimamura, H. Sato, A. Bensalah, V. Sudesh, H. Machida, N. Sarukura, T. Fukuda

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Ce-doped and undoped LiCaAlF6, LiSrAlF6, LiYF4, LiLuF4 and KMgF3 single crystals were grown by the Czochralski technique under CF4 atmosphere. The effective distribution coefficients of Ce3+ in LiCaAlF6, LiSrAlF6, LiYF4 and LiLuF4 were determined to be 0.031, 0.028, 0.116 and 0.054, respectively. Laser output energy of 60 mJ and 27mJ were obtained using the grown Ce:LiCaAlF6 and Ce:LiLuF4 single crystals, respectively. Undoped LiCaAlF6 and KMgF3 single crystals showed a transmission edge at 112 nm and 115 nm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-813
Number of pages13
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number8-10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Polish Conference on Crystal Growth (PCCG-VI) - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 2001 May 202001 May 23


  • Crystal growth
  • Fluoride single crystal
  • Transmission edge
  • UV laser


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