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Effect of doping on crystalline quality of rubidium titanyl phosphate (RTP) crystals grown by the TSSG method

  • Jianqiu Guo (a1), Balaji Raghothamachar (a1), Michael Dudley (a1), Joan J. Carvajal (a2), Ali Butt (a2), Maria Cinta Pujol (a2), Rosam M Sole (a2), Jaume Massons (a2), Magdalena Aguilo (a2) and Francesc Diaz (a2)...

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Defect structures in Rubidium Titanyl Phosphate (RTP) crystals (non-doped and doped) grown by the Top Seeded Solution Growth (TSSG) method were characterized using Synchrotron White Beam X-ray Topography. Main defects observed in non-doped crystals are growth sector boundaries while both growth sector boundaries and growth striations are observed in the Nb single doped and (Nb,Yb)-codoped crystals with relatively few linear defects such as dislocations. Results show that the overall crystalline quality is lowered as more doping elements are incorporated. Details of defect distributions are correlated with the growth process to facilitate high quality growth of doped RTP.

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