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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1800–1806

Improvement of optical properties and suppression of second phase exsolution by doping fluorides in Y3Al5O12 transparent ceramics

Jintai Fan, Siyuan Chen, Benxue Jiang, Liangjie Pan, Yang Zhang, Xiaojian Mao, Xinqiang Yuan, Rihong Li, Xiongwei Jiang, and Long Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 1800-1806 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.001800


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Abstract

Transparent Y3Al5O12 (YAG) ceramics haze in annealing and thermal-bonding because of second phase exsolution. To address this problem, SiO2 and fluorides co-doped transparent ceramics were prepared from YAG powders by slip casting and vacuum sintering method. 0~0.18 wt% of fluorides were doped into YAG ceramics as sintering aids along with 0~1.5 wt% of SiO2. Fluorides prompted sintering process and improved optical properties of sintered samples. SiO2 lightly doped (0.027 wt%) YAG transparent ceramics were obtained by co-doping with fluorides. Composition analysis showed that fluorides decreased Si content in sintered YAG ceramics and as a result, the formation of Si-riched second phase was successfully suppressed in annealing process.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

Citation
Jintai Fan, Siyuan Chen, Benxue Jiang, Liangjie Pan, Yang Zhang, Xiaojian Mao, Xinqiang Yuan, Rihong Li, Xiongwei Jiang, and Long Zhang, "Improvement of optical properties and suppression of second phase exsolution by doping fluorides in Y3Al5O12 transparent ceramics," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1800-1806 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-9-1800


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