Optical Furnaces for Crystal Growth
Materials Research Foundations Volume 9
Publication Date 2017, 109 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-20-3 (release date March 2017)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-21-0
Well-defined single crystals of high quality are of importance in some branches of industry as well as in fundamental investigations of materials research. This monograph is devoted to the growth of crystals using optical furnaces. Optical furnaces can be understood and designed making recurrence to concepts that stem from analytical geometry. Therefore, these ideas are presented taking both “faces” of analytical geometry into account.
For the operation and maintenance of optical furnaces it is advantageous to gain an understanding of their principle of operation and alignment sensitivities. The method of analysis presented in this book strongly relies on pictorial representations and ray tracing is used as a means to visualize the working principles of these furnaces.
Optical Furnaces, Crystal Growth, Maintenance of Optical Furnaces, Operation Optical Furnaces, Crystal-Growth Apparatus, Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth Method
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Crystal growth using optical heating 1
Chapter 2 Reflector surfaces and shapes 14
Chapter 3 Imaging furnaces featuring direct illumination 30
Chapter 4 Imaging furnaces with intermediate focus 77
Chapter 5 Laser heating 88
About the author 100