Manufacturing Methods and Technology Engineering for 'Growth of Large Diameter Nd: YAG Laser Crystals'
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 1979-31 Mar 1983
LITTON SYSTEMS INC MORRIS PLAINS NJ AIRTRON DIV
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This report describes Czochralski growth experiments on a production process for NdYAG boules. At program start most production techniques gave a boule about 1.25 - 1.50 inch diameter and 5 - 7 inches long. A goal of 2 inches in diameter, with similar length and quality, would nearly double laser rod yield for many Army programs. All experiments were performed on standard growth stations in a production facility.
- Lasers and Masers
- Fabrication Metallurgy