Comparative Optical Characterization of Transparent Nd-doped YAG Ceramics and Single Crystals for Laser Applications

Year: 2006

Authors: Sani E., Favilla E., Ciofini M., Lapucci A., Bezzi G., Mingazzini C., Sangiorgi S.

Autors Affiliation: CNR- Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, largo E. Fermi, 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment, Faenza Research Center, via Ravegnana 186, 48018 Faenza (Ra), Italy

Abstract: Highly-transparent Nd:YAG ceramic pellets have been produced, characterized and compared with Nd:YAG commercial ceramics and single crystals. The obtained results are promising for laser applications.


Volume: 45      Pages from: 2608  to: 2613

KeyWords: YAG; Neodymium; solid-state laser