We report the single-crystal growth of Sr 2RuO 4 by the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method. The fibers obtained were up to 30 mm in length and around 0.8 mm in diameter. They crystallized with the K 2NiF 4 structure, space group I4/mmm and with lattice parameters a = 3.869(1) Å, c = 12.745(5) Å. They were easily cleaved along the growth axis, parallel to the (0 0 1) plane. The single-crystal fibers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, electron probe micro-analysis and X-ray diffraction.