Scale-up of single crystal ZnGeP<sup>2</sup>resulting in 30x30 mm<sup>2</sup>aperture, high-quality optical samples has been demonstrated. The combination of increased aperture and improved LIDT has resulted in material better suited to high energy applications.
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K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, S. Setzler, and T. Pollak, "Advances in Single Crystal ZnGeP<sup>2</sup>Processing for High Energy Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JTuA28.