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10 May 2007The progress towards the transparent ceramics fabrication
We discuss major factors responsible for obtaining transparent Nd3+:YAG ceramic, a prospective material for laser
applications. The relationship between the properties of starting nanopowders and the transmittance of specimens
sintered at the different "ramp-soak" conditions was established by means of spectroscopic, structural, and electronic
microscopy studies. It was found, that sample's transmittance (in some cases) depends on the duration of the holding
time at the sintering stage. This result is promising for obtaining laser quality materials. It also contributes to basic
understanding of the processes underlying fabrication of transparent laser ceramic.
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Yu. A. Barnakov, M. Thomas, Z. Kabato, G. Zhu, M. Bahoura, M. A. Noginov, "The progress towards the transparent ceramics fabrication," Proc. SPIE 6552, Laser Source Technology for Defense and Security III, 65521B (10 May 2007);