Applied Physics A

, Volume 78, Issue 4, pp 561–563

Growth and optical activity of Ca3NbGa3Si2O14 single crystal

Authors

  • Z. Wang
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
  • A. Wei
    • School of Information, Science and EngineeringShandong University
  • H. Qi
    • School of Information, Science and EngineeringShandong University
  • X. Shi
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
  • G. Zhang
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
  • D. Xu
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
  • M. Lü
    • State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong University
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DOI: 10.1007/s00339-003-2429-5

Cite this article as:
Wang, Z., Yuan, D., Wei, A. et al. Appl Phys A (2004) 78: 561. doi:10.1007/s00339-003-2429-5

Abstract

Crystals of Ca3NbGa3Si2O14 (CNGS) with ordered langasite structure were grown using the Czochralski method along the Cartesian X axis [110]. The as-grown crystals exhibit high optical quality and structure perfection. Optical activities were obtained by measuring polarised transmission at various wavelengths between crossed polarisers using a TU-1900 spectrophotometer and we found that CNGS crystals showed very large values of ϱ.

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