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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 20–30

Yb3+:YAG crystal growth with controlled doping distribution

M. Azrakantsyan, D. Albach, N. Ananyan, V. Gevorgyan, and J.-C. Chanteloup  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 20-30 (2012)

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Current work is dedicated to theoretical and experimental studies on YAG single crystals performance with non-homogeneous activator ion distribution. Improved lasing characteristics are described and quantified theoretically. The first crystals with such a distribution have been obtained as a result of several growth attempts using Horizontal Direct Crystallization method (Bagdassarov’s method). Extracted from the as-grown boules, samples have been optically treated and studied further. The preparatory phase, growth process and equipment as well as post-growth studies of the extracted samples are equally presented in this paper. Energy-dispersive X-ray analyses were used to quantify the doping distribution values in the grown crystals. Optical transmission experiments were performed to verify the optical characteristics of the as-grown crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

M. Azrakantsyan, D. Albach, N. Ananyan, V. Gevorgyan, and J.-C. Chanteloup, "Yb3+:YAG crystal growth with controlled doping distribution," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 20-30 (2012)

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