Growth and Magneto-Optical Properties of CaTbAlO4 Crystal
The calcium terbium aluminate (CaTbAlO4) single crystal was grown by Czochralski method successfully for the first time.The structure of the crystal was determined by X-ray diffraction analysis.The transmission spectrum of the crystal was measured at room temperature at the wavelength of 400-1500nm.The specific Faraday rotation of the single crystal was surveyed at room temperature at the wavelength 532nm, 633nm, and 1064nm respectively.The Verdet constants of the CaTbAlO4 crystal are calculated and the results show that the Verdet constants of CaTbAlO4 are around 110% higher than that of TGG in the visible and near-infrared spectral region.Therefore,crystal CaTbAlO4 can be promising material for the fabrication of magneto-optical devices in the visible region.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
M. Mei et al., "Growth and Magneto-Optical Properties of CaTbAlO4 Crystal", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 1722-1727, 2011