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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 266–271

Fabrication of composite laser elements by a new thermal diffusion bonding method

Ivan Mukhin, Evgeny Perevezentsev, and Oleg Palashov  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 266-271 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.000266


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Abstract

A new method of thermal diffusion bonding of different garnet crystals is proposed. Its main advantage is simplicity and low cost: not very stringent requirements to the quality of surface, muffle furnace without press is sufficient. The proposed method enables fabricating composites of YAG, Yb:YAG, Yb:GGG, and TGG crystals with an aperture up to 20 mm and optical contact whose mechanical strength is comparable with that of monocrystals and reflection coefficient at the boundary is close to the Fresnel one.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2013
Published: January 9, 2014

Citation
Ivan Mukhin, Evgeny Perevezentsev, and Oleg Palashov, "Fabrication of composite laser elements by a new thermal diffusion bonding method," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 266-271 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-2-266


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