METHOD FOR FORMING BULK CRYSTALS, IN PARTICULAR MONOCRISTALS OF FLUORIDES DOPPED WITH RARE-EARTH IONS

A method and a system for forming a bulk crystal starting from precursors in the molten state for solidification and growth around a seed of material having a predetermined crystalline structure is described. The crystalline solid phase obtained at the end of the growth is subjected to a first controlled cooling step performed at a first higher cooling rate until a predetermined threshold temperature is reached, and to a subsequent controlled cooling step from the threshold temperature, performed at a second cooling rate lower than the first cooling rate.

Application Number IT TO2011A000335;    US20120260846A1

YEAR: 2011

APPLICATIONS

Laser sources, particularly in the spectral range of green. Laser projectors

INVENTORS

  •  Stefano VERONESI
  • Mauro TONELLI
  • Daniela PARISI

PATENT OWNERSHIP

  • National Research Council (Italy) (100%)

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