Optical Furnaces for Crystal Growth

$85.00

Gerhard Kloos

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.

$85.00
$85.00

Optical Furnaces for Crystal Growth
Gerhard Kloos
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
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291210

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.

Keywords
Optical Furnaces, Crystal Growth, Maintenance of Optical Furnaces, Operation Optical Furnaces, Crystal-Growth Apparatus, Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth Method

Table of Contents
Preface
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
Keywords 99
About the author 100

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About the Authors

Dr. Gerhard Kloos is a physicist working in optical engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He published more than 30 papers on materials science and on optical technology. The publications on materials science cover electromechanical effects, magnetic properties, polymer physics, and photoelasticity. His interest in optical design is reflected by the books Matrix Methods for Optical Layout (SPIE Tutorial Text in Optical Engineering) and Entwurf und Auslegung optischer Reflektoren (Layout and Design of Optical Reflectors) published in German language and by patents in the field of optical technology.

He enjoys teaching optical concepts and design methods as well as trying to understand physical effects in crystals.