The versatility of the laser-heated pedestal growth method for producing a wide range of compounds in single-crystal fiber form is discussed, along with some potential applications. Some preliminary results on the growth of single-domain LiNbO3 crystals, and crystals of BaF2 and CaF2, sapphire, and several laser materials are discussed.
H. S. Feiglson,
W. L. Kway,
R. K. Route,
"Single Crystal Fibers By The Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth Method," Optical Engineering 24(6), 241102 (1 December 1985). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973637