2011XXXVII JEEP – 37th Conference on Phase Equilibria
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Growth of single-crystal fibers for non-linear optical applications using the micro-pulling down technique (µ-PD)
Laboratoire Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Système, E.A. 4423, Université Paul Verlaine-Metz et Supélec, Département Chimie, I.U.T de Moselle-Est,12 rue V. Demange, B.P. 80105, 57503 - Saint-Avold Cédex, France
The versatility of the micro-pulling down technique has been investigated through the growth of single crystal fibers of three kinds of materials presenting different behaviours on melting. The materials studied were either congruently melting (LiNbO3), or incongruently melting through a peritectic reaction (Ca5(BO3)3F) or a solid solution (K3Li2-xNb5+xO15+2x). In each case, regular and transparent fibers free of macroscopic defects (bubbles, inclusions, cracks) could be obtained.
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