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Growth and anisotropic thermal properties of biaxial Ho:YAlO3 crystal

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5 Author(s)
Dong, Qin ; Key Laboratory of Material Science and Technology for High Power Lasers, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qinghe Road No. 390, Jiading, Shanghai 201800, People’s Republic of China ; Zhao, Guangjun ; Chen, Jianyu ; Ding, Yuchong
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Ho:YAlO3 (YAP) crystal with large size and good optical quality has been grown by the Czochralski method. Thermal properties of the as-grown Ho:YAP crystal have been investigated by measuring the temperature-dependent, anisotropic thermal expansion, specific heat, thermal diffusion, and thermal conductivity. The results show that Ho:YAP crystal possesses a large anisotropic thermal expansion and good thermal conductivity. The calculated average thermal expansion coefficients along a, b, and c axis are αa=9.18×10-6/K, αb=1.94×10-6/K, and αc=7.61×10-6/K from 293.15 to 770.15 K. The thermal conductivities along a, b, and c axis are up to 11.6, 9.9, and 12.3 Wm-1K-1 at 298.15 K. Compared with Ho: Y3Al5O12 (YAG), Ho:YAP crystal has a larger thermal conductivity along a axis from 298.15 to 568.15 K.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:108 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 2010

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