Accession Number : AD0648454

Title :   CZOCHRALSKI GROWTH OF LAALO3.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept., 1 Aug 66-31 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : UNION CARBIDE CORP INDIANAPOLIS IND ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dess,H. M. ; Bolin,S. R. ; Nestor,O. H.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Good quality spinel single crystals both undoped and Cr(+3)-doped were grown via a modified Czochralski process similar to that utilized for the growth of LaAlO3. Spectroscopic studies of Cr(+3)-doped samples indicate a half-intensity line width at room temperature of about 50A for the principal component centered around 6876A. Fluorescent lifetimes of 12 and 11 milliseconds were measured at -183C and 24C respectively for this component. Several much narrower bands of variable intensity depending upon the radiation history of the specimen were also observed. The absorption spectrum of Cr(+3)-MgAl2O4 resembles that of ruby, but the absorption coefficients are significantly lower. Lasing tests carried out with fabricated rods of Cr-doped spinel have thus far not yielded any detectable laser output. Lasing attempts with Cr:LaAlO3 rods fabricated from crystals grown during the course of this program have likewise not yet proved successful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, MATERIALS), (*LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS, CRYSTAL GROWTH), (*ALUMINATES, CRYSTAL GROWTH), (*CRYSTAL GROWTH, *SPINEL), CHROMIUM, DOPING, SPECTROSCOPY, FLUORESCENCE, BAND SPECTRA, MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, OPTICAL PUMPING

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Crystallography

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