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Keywords: Photonic Crystals
Optics, High power lasers
This approach to hydrothermal growth of single crystal oxide hosts reduces ASE and its resulting negative effects. Typically, a solid-state laser cavity contains a host material that is doped with a small amount of an activator ion. This specific approach creates single crystal oxide hosts doped with lasing ions containing layers of doped ions that suppress ASE. Clemson University researchers employed a method to grow layers of doped host crystal on the edges and faces of the laser crystal that contain absorbing ions that help eliminate the internally reflected photons. This ultimately minimizes ASE, resulting in improved laser performance and the potential for new products within the optics industry.
Joseph Kolis, Colin Mcmillen
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