18 May 2005 Characterization of transparent polycrystalline yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) fabricated from nano-powder
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With the ever increasing demands for optical quality YAG, ceramic laser gain materials present attractive advantages in design, fabrication, and cost without any penalty in performance compared to their single crystal counterparts. Due to intrinsic differences in the production method, ceramic gain media can be fabricated faster, larger, more affordably, and at higher and more uniform doping. This investigation into polycrystalline YAG included optical, mechanical, and microstructural characterization -- focusing primarily on Konoshima Chemical Company ceramic YAG, the current global state of the art.
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Jean Huie, Richard Gentilman, "Characterization of transparent polycrystalline yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) fabricated from nano-powder", Proc. SPIE 5786, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials IX, (18 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606599; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.606599


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