MEGA Materials is a spin-off of Pisa University, devoted to the growth of high-purity fluoride crystals, with application in solid-state lasers, optical cryo-coolers, metrology, energy and communication.
We also provide additional services such as crystal orientation, cutting and polishing, and polarized UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, and fluorescence lifetime). Moreover, we offer a counselling service on the developement of new materials, solid-state lasers, and optical systems.
We produce high-quality single crystals of fluorides via the Czochralski (CZ) tecnique. Our single-crystal boules have high omogeneity, excellent optical quality, and high purity.
We produce high quality single crystal fibers of rare-earth-doped fluorides using the micro pulling down tecniques. This method allows to grow fibers with diameters unachievable with mechanical processing of larger boules.
Our crystal can be doped with almost all trivalent rare-earth ions. Co-dopings are also possible.
|Pr3+||Visible lasers at approx. 490 nm, 520 nm, 610 nm, 640 nm, 720 nm,|
|Nd3+||IR lasers at 1.03–1.1 µm, 0.9–0.95 µm, 1.32–1.35 µm|
|Dy3+||Yellow and 3 µm lasers|
|Ho3+||2.1 µm lasers|
|Er3+||1.5-1.6 µm lasers, Upconverters|
|Tm3+||1.8-2.1 µm lasers|
|Yb3+||Laser at 1.0–1.1 μm, Optical refrigeration of solids, Scintillators|
|Tm3+/Ho3+||2.1 µm lasers|
Our company can provide X-ray orientation of single crystals along crystallographic or optical (indicatrix) axes.
We can cut parallelepiped samples ad Brewster-cut samples.
Moreover, we are capable of polishing samples at spectroscopy-grade quality or laser-grade quality
We can perform spectroscopic measurements of absorption, fluorescence and fluorescence lifetime in the UV-VIS-NIR regions.
MEGA Materials offers a consuelling service on:
MEGA Materials s.r.l.
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3,
56127, Pisa (PI), Italy
Cod.Fisc. e P.IVA 02328860503