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Growth and characterization of garnet laser crystals

Haohai Yu ,  Huaijin Zhang ,  Jiyang Wang 

State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China


Garnet laser crystals including neodymium doped YAG, YGG, CNGG and Lu3ScxGa5-xO12 (0 < x < 2) are investigated including their growth and characterizations. By the Czochralski and optical floating zone methods, the garnet laser crystals were grown. Their structural, thermal and continuous-wave laser performance was studied and compared with each other. The passively Q-switched and mode-locked fetomsecond lasers were obtained. All the results presented here show that the garnet laser crystals are a series of important laser gain materials for the generation of pulsed lasers.


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Presentation: Oral at 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - ICCGE-17, Topical Session 6, by Haohai Yu
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Submitted: 2013-03-25 00:56
Revised:   2013-07-26 16:13