Scatterers in lithium tetraborate single crystals

Tamotsu Sugawara, Ryuichi Komatsu, Satoshi Uda

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The scatterers observed in the Li2B4O7 crystals grown in the optically useful direction showed Mie scattering. The polarization mode of the scattering light depends on the relative configuration of the incident beam and the crystal direction. The scattering sources were proven to be sub-micron bubbles which can be attributed to water in the melt. The scattering-free Li2B4O7 crystals 2 inches in diameter and 70 mm in length were successfully grown in dry air. The formation mechanism of bubbles was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 1


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