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 Reserch 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.


KeyWords: ceramic YAG; Neodymium; solid-state lasers
DOI: 10.4028/