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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1040–1050

Domain-controlled laser ceramics toward Giant Micro-photonics [Invited]

Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 1040-1050 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001040


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Abstract

Transparent laser ceramics have been demonstrated to offer tremendous processing and design advantages in the diode-pumped solid-state laser field. Successfully developed composite Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG ceramics realized a multi-megawatt three-beam output microchip laser for efficient engine ignition. After a progress review for Giant Micro-photonics, including their wavelength extension with micro-domain controlling, we’d like to discuss the next generation of high-brightness lasers based on anisotropic ceramics. The capability of transparent anisotropic ceramics, by using a new crystal orientation process based on large magnetic anisotropy induced by 4f electrons, offers extremely high-power laser materials such as RE:FAP and patterning process for multi-function integrated monolithic solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

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Advances in Optical Materials (2011) Optical Materials Express

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Takunori Taira, "Domain-controlled laser ceramics toward Giant Micro-photonics [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1040-1050 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-5-1040


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