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Title: Growth and characteristics of Fe-doped KTiOPO4 crystals
Authors: Shi, L.P. 
Chong, T.C. 
Xu, X.W. 
Keywords: Crystal growth
KTP crystal
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Shi, L.P.,Chong, T.C.,Xu, X.W. (1999). Growth and characteristics of Fe-doped KTiOPO4 crystals. Journal of Crystal Growth 198-199 (PART I) : 551-554. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Single crystals of Fe-doped KTiOPO4 (Fe : KTP) of optical quality and dimensions up to 15 × 25 × 30 mm were grown by the flux method. During the growth process the formation of twin consisting of bicrystals was observed, even in the case of single-crystalline seeds. The Fe doping level in crystals is about 0.08-0.1 wt%. The following physical properties were investigated: refractive indices, dielectric, piezoelectric, electro optical, elastic and thermoelastic constants. In order to determine whether Fe ions play a major role in photorefractive effect (PRE) of KTP, light-induced index change was measured and the results indicate that in KTP crystals Fe ions do not play a major role in PRE. It is also found that Fe : KTP shows different diffusion properties during the Rb : K ion exchange process in comparison with undoped KTP. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Crystal Growth
ISSN: 00220248
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