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Recent advances in onshore produced ceramic laser gain materials
Author(s): Jean C. Huie; Richard Gentilman; Todd Stefanik; Derrick Rockosi
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Paper Abstract

Optical quality polycrystalline yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) materials suitable for laser gain application have been under development at Raytheon Advanced Materials Laboratory since late 2003. Significant progress has been achieved in the optical quality improvement, scale-up, Yb and Nd dopant incorporation, and various characterizations. This communication discusses Raytheon's ongoing developments in laser quality ceramic YAG fabrication and its characteristics in comparison to the current state of the art ceramic YAG made by Konoshima Chemical in Japan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6216, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II, 62160L (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673007
Show Author Affiliations
Jean C. Huie, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Richard Gentilman, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Todd Stefanik, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Derrick Rockosi, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6216:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II
Gary L. Wood; Mark A. Dubinskii, Editor(s)

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