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Analysis of methods for synthesis of a boron-doped lithium niobate charge used for growing single crystals

S.M. Masloboeva

I.V. Tananaev Institute of Chemistry – Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.750

Original article

Abstract: Known methods of a boron doped lithium niobate charge synthesis were analyzed. Such a charge is applied for the growth by Czochralski of single crystals with high optical quality. Homogeneous doping (the charge is obtained from precursor Nb2O5 : B and Li2CO3 ) was compared with solid phase doping (the charge is obtained from the mixture Li2CO3 : Nb2O5 : H3BO3). Homogeneous doping was determined to help produce LiNbO3 : B crystals with a more uniform distribution of a boron dopant, boron distributes more uniform in the melt volume; technological regimes established during crystal growth become easier. For the first time the paper considers liquidphase charge synthesis method; the method excludes the stage of annealing of homogenized mixture of niobium pentoxide and lithium carbonate. Results are crucial for the choice of technology at growing of boron doped lithium niobate crystals for exact areas of technics.

Keywords: lithium niobate, charge synthesis, single crystal, doping, boron, optical quality

  • Sofia M. Masloboeva – Ph. D., Docent, Senior Researcher, Materials of Electronic Engineering Laboratory, I.V. Tananaev Institute of Chemistry – Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»

Reference:

Masloboeva, S.M. Analysis of methods for synthesis of a boron-doped lithium niobate charge used for growing single crystals / S.M. Masloboeva // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials. – Tver: TSU, 2021. — I. 13. — P. 750-759. DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.750. (In Russian).

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