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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)

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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

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

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)

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