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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3063–3068

Photoluminescence characterization of KH2PO4 crystal: application to three-dimensional growth-sector identification

Céline Gouldieff, Frank R. Wagner, Bertrand Bertussi, François Guillet, and Jean-Yves Natoli  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 14, pp. 3063-3068 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.003063


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Abstract

In this work, rapidly grown KH2PO4 (KDP) crystals extracted from the prismatic and the pyramidal growth sectors of crystal boules were analyzed using photoluminescence measurements. From the spectra, we deduced a robust criterion to discriminate between both growth sectors in an unknown KDP plate. Moreover, spatially resolved photoluminescence was shown to enable a local probing of different planes in the bulk of the material leading to accurate and nondestructive three-dimensional mapping of the sector boundary, which is often the weakest point in terms of laser-damage resistance in rapidly grown KDP crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014

Citation
Céline Gouldieff, Frank R. Wagner, Bertrand Bertussi, François Guillet, and Jean-Yves Natoli, "Photoluminescence characterization of KH2PO4 crystal: application to three-dimensional growth-sector identification," Appl. Opt. 53, 3063-3068 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-14-3063


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