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This section of the review discusses the main features of the construction of laser ceramic and how they affect the spectroscopic and lasing properties of the new material. The technology for obtaining a laser ceramic affects the processes that cause the ions of the rare-earth elements to be segregated and, as a consequence, affects their spectroscopic properties.

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2010 (1)

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

2009 (2)

V. Lupei, "Ceramic laser materials and the prospect for high-power lasers," Opt. Mater. 31, 701 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshioka, S. Nakamura, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser," Opt. Express 17, 8919 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Ceramic laser materials," Nat. Photonics 2, 721 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

T. Taira, "Ceramic YAG lasers," C.R. Phys. 8, 138 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, "Laser crystals and ceramics: recent advances," Laser Photonics Rev. 1, (2), 93 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Synthesis and performance of advanced ceramic lasers," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 1936 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. D. Merkle, M. Dubinskii, K. L. Schepler, and S. M. Hegde, "Concentration quenching in fine-grained ceramic Nd:YAG," Opt. Express 14, 3893 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

2004 (4)

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Single-crystal and transparent ceramic Nd-oxide laser materials: a comparative spectroscopic investigation," J. Alloys Compd. 380, 61 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

T. T. Basiev, N. E. Bykovskiĭ, V. A. Konyushkin, and Yu. V. Senatskiĭ, "Use of a LiF colour-centre laser for pumping an Yb:YAG active medium," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1138 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1138 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

2003 (1)

V. Lupei, "Efficiency enhancement and power scaling of Nd lasers," Opt. Mater. 24, 353 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

V. Lupei, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Quasi-three-level 946-nm CW laser emission of Nd:YAG under direct pumping at 885 nm into the emitting level," Opt. Commun. 204, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, "Polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics lasers," Opt. Mater. 19, 183 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

A. Ikesue and K. Yoshida, "Influence of pore volume on laser performance of Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Mater. Sci. 34, 1189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

A. Ikesue and K. Kamata, "Microstructure and optical properties of hot isostatically pressed Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1927 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, "Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1975 (2)

A. V. Dmitryuk, G. O. Karapetyan, and L. V. Maksimov, "The dopant-segregation phenomenon and its spectroscopic consequences," Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 22, 153 (1975).

T. T. Basiev, T. G. Mamedov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, "Study of the mechanism of nonradiative relaxation of the metastable state of Nd3+ 4F3/2 in silicate glass," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 2, 1269 (1975) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 687 (1975)].

Aka, G.

V. Lupei, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Quasi-three-level 946-nm CW laser emission of Nd:YAG under direct pumping at 885 nm into the emitting level," Opt. Commun. 204, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Aminov, L. K.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Antipenko, B. M.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ and B. M. Antipenko, Multilevel Functional Layouts of Crystalline Lasers, Nauka, Moscow, 1989.

Aung, Y. L.

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Ceramic laser materials," Nat. Photonics 2, 721 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Synthesis and performance of advanced ceramic lasers," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 1936 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Basiev, T. T.

T. T. Basiev, N. E. Bykovskiĭ, V. A. Konyushkin, and Yu. V. Senatskiĭ, "Use of a LiF colour-centre laser for pumping an Yb:YAG active medium," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1138 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1138 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, T. G. Mamedov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, "Study of the mechanism of nonradiative relaxation of the metastable state of Nd3+ 4F3/2 in silicate glass," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 2, 1269 (1975) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 687 (1975)].

Bisson, J.-F.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

Biswal, S.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bodunov, E. N.

V. L. Ermolaev, E. N. Bodunov, E. B. Sveshnikova, and T. A. Shakhverdov, Nonradiative Energy Transport of Electron Excitation, Nauka, Leningrad, 1977.

Braun, A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Bykovskii, N. E.

T. T. Basiev, N. E. Bykovskiĭ, V. A. Konyushkin, and Yu. V. Senatskiĭ, "Use of a LiF colour-centre laser for pumping an Yb:YAG active medium," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1138 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1138 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

Castillo, V. K.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dierolf, V.

Dmitryuk, A. V.

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

A. V. Dmitryuk, G. O. Karapetyan, and L. V. Maksimov, "The dopant-segregation phenomenon and its spectroscopic consequences," Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 22, 153 (1975).

Dubinskii, M.

Dumm, J.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ermolaev, V. L.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

V. L. Ermolaev, E. N. Bodunov, E. B. Sveshnikova, and T. A. Shakhverdov, Nonradiative Energy Transport of Electron Excitation, Nauka, Leningrad, 1977.

Garanin, S. G.

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

Giesen, A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gopalan, V.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

Graf, M.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hegde, S. M.

Honninger, C.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Ceramic laser materials," Nat. Photonics 2, 721 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, "Synthesis and performance of advanced ceramic lasers," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 1936 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Single-crystal and transparent ceramic Nd-oxide laser materials: a comparative spectroscopic investigation," J. Alloys Compd. 380, 61 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, "Polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics lasers," Opt. Mater. 19, 183 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and K. Yoshida, "Influence of pore volume on laser performance of Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Mater. Sci. 34, 1189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, "Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and K. Kamata, "Microstructure and optical properties of hot isostatically pressed Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1927 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Johannsen, I.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kamata, K.

A. Ikesue and K. Kamata, "Microstructure and optical properties of hot isostatically pressed Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1927 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, "Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, "Laser crystals and ceramics: recent advances," Laser Photonics Rev. 1, (2), 93 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ and B. M. Antipenko, Multilevel Functional Layouts of Crystalline Lasers, Nauka, Moscow, 1989.

Karapetyan, G. O.

A. V. Dmitryuk, G. O. Karapetyan, and L. V. Maksimov, "The dopant-segregation phenomenon and its spectroscopic consequences," Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 22, 153 (1975).

Keller, U.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kochawattana, S.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Konyushkin, V. A.

T. T. Basiev, N. E. Bykovskiĭ, V. A. Konyushkin, and Yu. V. Senatskiĭ, "Use of a LiF colour-centre laser for pumping an Yb:YAG active medium," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1138 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1138 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

Kornienko, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Kravchenko, V. B.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Kudryashov, A.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Lee, S.-H.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

Li, H.

Liu, Z.

Lu, J.

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Lupei, A.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Single-crystal and transparent ceramic Nd-oxide laser materials: a comparative spectroscopic investigation," J. Alloys Compd. 380, 61 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

V. Lupei, "Ceramic laser materials and the prospect for high-power lasers," Opt. Mater. 31, 701 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Single-crystal and transparent ceramic Nd-oxide laser materials: a comparative spectroscopic investigation," J. Alloys Compd. 380, 61 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, "Efficiency enhancement and power scaling of Nd lasers," Opt. Mater. 24, 353 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Quasi-three-level 946-nm CW laser emission of Nd:YAG under direct pumping at 885 nm into the emitting level," Opt. Commun. 204, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Maksimov, L. V.

A. V. Dmitryuk, G. O. Karapetyan, and L. V. Maksimov, "The dopant-segregation phenomenon and its spectroscopic consequences," Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 22, 153 (1975).

Malkin, B. Z.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Mamedov, T. G.

T. T. Basiev, T. G. Mamedov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, "Study of the mechanism of nonradiative relaxation of the metastable state of Nd3+ 4F3/2 in silicate glass," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 2, 1269 (1975) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 687 (1975)].

Merkle, L. D.

Messing, G. L.

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

Mikhailov, M. D.

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

Mil’, B. V.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Morier-Genoud, F.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G. A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, S.

Nees, J.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ogawa, T.

Paschotta, R.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pavel, N.

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Perlin, Yu. E.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Petrosyan, A. G.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Pfvel, N.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

Prabhu, M.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Pukhov, K. K.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Quarles, G. J.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ramirez, M.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ramirez, M. O.

Rukavishnikov, N. N.

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

Sakun, V. P.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Sarkisov, S. É

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Sato, Y.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

Schepler, K. L.

Seeber, W.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Senatskii, Yu. V.

T. T. Basiev, N. E. Bykovskiĭ, V. A. Konyushkin, and Yu. V. Senatskiĭ, "Use of a LiF colour-centre laser for pumping an Yb:YAG active medium," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1138 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1138 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

Shakhverdov, T. A.

V. L. Ermolaev, E. N. Bodunov, E. B. Sveshnikova, and T. A. Shakhverdov, Nonradiative Energy Transport of Electron Excitation, Nauka, Leningrad, 1977.

Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. T. Basiev, T. G. Mamedov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, "Study of the mechanism of nonradiative relaxation of the metastable state of Nd3+ 4F3/2 in silicate glass," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 2, 1269 (1975) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 687 (1975)].

Shirakawa, A.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

Shkadarevich, A. P.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Shoji, I.

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Skripko, G. A.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Starostin, N. V.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

Stevenson, A.

S. Kochawattana, A. Stevenson, S.-H. Lee, M. Ramirez, V. Gopalan, J. Dumm, V. K. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, and G. L. Messing, "Sintering and grain growth in SiO2-doped Nd:YAG," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 28, 1527 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Stitt, J.

M. O. Ramirez, J. Wisdom, H. Li, Y. L. Aung, J. Stitt, G. L. Messing, V. Dierolf, Z. Liu, A. Ikesue, R. L. Byer, and V. Gopalan, "Three-dimensional grain-boundary spectroscopy in transparent high-power ceramic laser materials," Opt. Express 16, 5965 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

Sveshnikova, E. B.

A. A. Kaminskiĭ, L. K. Aminov, V. L. Ermolaev, A. A. Kornienko, V. B. Kravchenko, B. Z. Malkin, B. V. Mil’, Yu. E. Perlin, A. G. Petrosyan, K. K. Pukhov, V. P. Sakun, S. É Sarkisov, E. B. Sveshnikova, G. A. Skripko, N. V. Starostin, and A. P. Shkadarevich, Physics and Spectroscopy of Laser Crystals, Nauka, Moscow, 1986.

V. L. Ermolaev, E. N. Bodunov, E. B. Sveshnikova, and T. A. Shakhverdov, Nonradiative Energy Transport of Electron Excitation, Nauka, Leningrad, 1977.

Taira, T.

T. Taira, "Ceramic YAG lasers," C.R. Phys. 8, 138 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pfvel, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "Comparison of Nd:YAG single crystals and transparent ceramics as laser materials," Proc. SPIE 5581, 212 (2004).

V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot-band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun. 195, 225 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

Tanisho, M.

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

Ueda, K.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Vivien, D.

V. Lupei, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Quasi-three-level 946-nm CW laser emission of Nd:YAG under direct pumping at 885 nm into the emitting level," Opt. Commun. 204, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wada, S.

White, W. B.

S.-H. Lee, J. Stitt, W. B. White, G. L. Messing, and V. Gopalan, "Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material," Proc. SPIE 6100, 610011 (2006).

Wisdom, J.

Yagi, H.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Yanagitani, T.

K. Ueda, J.-F. Bisson, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Scalable ceramic lasers," Laser Phys. 15, 927 (2005).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J.-F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: femtosecond Y b3+:Y 2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375 (2004).

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. Kudryashov, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Potential of ceramic YAG lasers," Laser Phys. 11, 1053 (2001).

Yoshida, K.

A. Ikesue and K. Yoshida, "Influence of pore volume on laser performance of Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Mater. Sci. 34, 1189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, "Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yoshioka, H.

Zhang, G.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhilin, A. A.

S. G. Garanin, A. V. Dmitryuk, A. A. Zhilin, M. D. Mikhaĭlov, and N. N. Rukavishnikov, "Laser ceramic. 1. Production methods," Opt. Zh. 77, (9), 52 (2010) [J. Opt. Technol. 77, 565 (2010)].

Appl. Phys. B (1)

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C.R. Phys. (1)

T. Taira, "Ceramic YAG lasers," C.R. Phys. 8, 138 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Alloys Compd. (1)

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Single-crystal and transparent ceramic Nd-oxide laser materials: a comparative spectroscopic investigation," J. Alloys Compd. 380, 61 (2004).
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