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21 October 2004 Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials
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Proceedings Volume 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582810
Event: ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, 2003, Constanta, Romania
Abstract
Spectroscopic and emission decay investigation on single crystal Nd:YAG (with up to 3at.%Nd) and transparent ceramic (up to 9at.%Nd) samples indicate that the state of Nd ions (the sites occupied by the Nd ions, the crystal field and electron-phonon interactions, energy transfer between the Nd ions) are identical. Coupled with the similarity of the thermo-mechanical properties and with specific features of ceramics, such as a high production yield, possibility to produce very large components with uniform Nd doping up to very high concentrations, reduced production cost, these studies show that the transparent ceramic Nd:YAG can be used for construction of lasers. These conclusions are supported by efficient laser emission data.
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Voicu Lupei, Aurelia Lupei, Nicolaie A. Pavel, Takunori Taira, Yoichi Sato, and A. Ikesue "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials", Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582810
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