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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 116–119

Structure, growth, and optical properties of TbAl 3 ( BO 3 ) 4 single crystal

Junye Lu, Cong Fu, and Jianzhong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 116-119 (2011)

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TbAl 3 ( BO 3 ) 4 single crystal was grown from a K 2 Mo 3 O 10 B 2 O 3 system using the top-seeded high temperature solution method (TSSG), 20 mm × 9 mm × 7 mm in size. The grown crystal was characterized by x-ray diffraction analysis showing that the crystal has a trigonal structure and the space group is R32 with lattice parameters of a = b = 9.293 ( 13 ) Å , c = 7.249 ( 6 ) Å . Faraday rotations of TbAl 3 ( BO 3 ) 4 crystal were investigated at room temperature at wavelengths of 532, 633, and 1064 nm. Finally, the Verdet constants were measured at V = 108.8 , 85.7 , and 20.8 rad / mT for 532, 633, and 1064 nm, respectively.

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(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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Original Manuscript: September 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2010
Published: December 23, 2010

Junye Lu, Cong Fu, and Jianzhong Chen, "Structure, growth, and optical properties of TbAl3(BO3)4 single crystal," Appl. Opt. 50, 116-119 (2011)

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