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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1834–1837

Holographic Interferometry of Birefringent Crystal Growth from the Melt

R. H. McFee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 1834-1837 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.9.001834


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Abstract

Details of the growth morphology at the interface surface of birefringent crystals growing from the melt can be observed by an interferometry technique using laser light to produce fringes which can be observed directly or recorded holographically. The fringes define contour lines of constant crystal thickness. The contour separation varies with the orientation of the crystal. For sodium nitrate the separation of adjacent fringes represents about 4-μm thickness difference, for optic axis orientation perpendicular to the incident light. Direct observation of the fringe development rate can be used to determine crystal growth rate precisely.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 1969
Published: August 1, 1970

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R. H. McFee, "Holographic Interferometry of Birefringent Crystal Growth from the Melt," Appl. Opt. 9, 1834-1837 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-9-8-1834

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