Spatial modulation of a laser beam is experimentally found at thermal depolarization in Nd:YAG ceramics. This effect, which was theoretically predicted earlier, is inherent in ceramics only and has no analogue in single crystals.
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I. B. Mukhin, O. V. Palashov, E. A. Khazanov, A. Ikesue, and Y. L. Aung, " Random Nature of Thermally Induced Depolarization in Polycrystalline Laser Ceramics," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB1.
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