Lasing of highly sensitized Nd/Cr:YAG ceramic disk with imitated solar radiation pumping has been observed. The material is promising for space solar power station because of its scalability on high power density handling capability.
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T. Saiki, S. Uchida, K. Imasaki, S. Motokoshi, C. Yamanaka, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, and Y. Izawa, "Oscillation Property of Disk-Type Nd/Cr:YAG Ceramic Lasers with Quasi-Solar Pumping," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuQ1.
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