Synthesis, growth and optical characterization of doped lanthanum magnesium aluminate

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Title:
Synthesis, growth and optical characterization of doped lanthanum magnesium aluminate
Author:
Stuppi, Mary Margaret Maliniak, 1965-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Solid-state lasers are of great interest and importance in infrared sensing and imaging devices as well as in other applications. The objective of this research was to study the synthesis, crystal growth, and optical characterization of a material recently discovered for its potentially useful optical properties: lanthanum magnesium aluminate (LMA). In these experiments, samples of LMA were grown by the vertical gradient freeze (VGF) technique. This technique has most recently been used to grow high quality titanium doped sapphire crystals mainly due to the inherent stability of this system in providing a stationary heat zone during growth runs. The furnace used for this growth technique also has the advantage of requiring a reducing atmosphere which may be used, if desired, to maintain reduced valence states of the dopant ions. This thesis discusses tunable lasers, crystal growth techniques, and the results of the study on LMA.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Solid-state lasers.; Lanthanum compounds -- Optical properties.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Materials Science & Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Birnie, Dunbar P., III

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSynthesis, growth and optical characterization of doped lanthanum magnesium aluminateen_US
dc.creatorStuppi, Mary Margaret Maliniak, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStuppi, Mary Margaret Maliniak, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSolid-state lasers are of great interest and importance in infrared sensing and imaging devices as well as in other applications. The objective of this research was to study the synthesis, crystal growth, and optical characterization of a material recently discovered for its potentially useful optical properties: lanthanum magnesium aluminate (LMA). In these experiments, samples of LMA were grown by the vertical gradient freeze (VGF) technique. This technique has most recently been used to grow high quality titanium doped sapphire crystals mainly due to the inherent stability of this system in providing a stationary heat zone during growth runs. The furnace used for this growth technique also has the advantage of requiring a reducing atmosphere which may be used, if desired, to maintain reduced valence states of the dopant ions. This thesis discusses tunable lasers, crystal growth techniques, and the results of the study on LMA.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSolid-state lasers.en_US
dc.subjectLanthanum compounds -- Optical properties.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science & Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBirnie, Dunbar P., IIIen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337986en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23030239en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18419483en_US
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