Crystal growth and stoichiometry of LiNbO3 prepared by the flux method

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Abstract

The high temperature top seeded solution growth technique (HTTSSG) is the leading candidate to grow stoichiometric lithium niobate single crystals. The effect of the growth conditions on the crystal perfection prepared by the HTTSSG from potassium containing flux was investigated. Various flux compositions were tested to assign the limits of the preparation of stoichiometric crystals. It was shown that the key parameter is the crystallization temperatures and that it should be below 1160 °C to obtain stoichiometric crystals with homogeneous composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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