1 August 2017 DKDP crystal growth controlled by cooling rate
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Proceedings Volume 10339, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2017: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers; 103390W (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2269743
Event: Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2017: Optical Materials for High Power Lasers, 2017, Shanghai, China
Abstract
The performance of deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (DKDP) crystal directly affects beam quality, energy and conversion efficiency in the Inertial Confinement Fusion(ICF)facility, which is related with the initial saturation temperature of solution and the real-time supersaturation during the crystal growth. However, traditional method to measure the saturation temperature is neither efficient nor accurate enough. Besides, the supersaturation is often controlled by experience, which yields the higher error and leads to the instability during the crystal growth. In this paper, DKDP solution with 78% deuteration concentration is crystallized in different temperatures. We study the relation between solubility and temperature of DKDP and fit a theoretical curve with a parabola model. With the model, the measurement of saturation temperature is simplified and the control precision of the cooling rate is improved during the crystal growth, which is beneficial for optimizing the crystal growth process.
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Xiaoyi Xie, Hongji Qi, Jianda Shao, "DKDP crystal growth controlled by cooling rate", Proc. SPIE 10339, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2017: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, 103390W (1 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269743; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2269743
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