Efficient laser action in Yb:YAG ceramic structures obtained by reactive sintering method
Authors: Alderighi D., Toci G., Hostasa J., Esposito L., Vannini M.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Institute of Applied Physics Carrara, Via Madonna del Piano10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy; CNR-Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Via Granarolo 64, 48018 Faenza (RA), Italy
Abstract: High quality Yb:YAG ceramics produced by reactive sintering show efficient laser action (up to 75% slope efficiency). Samples with Yb doping gradient, suitable for high power applications, were also prepared and tested.
KeyWords: Ceramic structure; High power applications; High quality; Laser action; Reactive sintering; Slope efficiencies; Yb-doping, Ceramic materials; Lasers; Ytterbium, SinteringDOI: 10000000000