Abstract

We demonstrate a dual-wavelength Nd:YSAG ceramic laser in which the gain volume is structurated into two different regions providing gain at the wavelength of 1061 nm and 1064 nm respectively. We discuss the role of the nonuniform distribution of the temperature in structurating the gain region via the Boltzmann effect. We show that the two laser wavelengths can be switched by adjusting the size of the pump beam or by slightly modifying the geometrical parameters of the laser cavity, either the length of the cavity or the orientation of a mirror. Additionally, we demonstrate that the transverse modes at the two wavelengths are shaped according to the effect of gain filtering caused by the structuration of the gain region.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2012 (1)

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

A. Ikesue, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2, 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, T. Ohtomo, “Polarization properties of laser-diode-pumped micro-grained Nd:YAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 659–663 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, “Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1277–1282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J.Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Fluorescence emission enhancement of transparent Nd:YSAG ceramics by Sc2O3 doping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2134–2137 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921–1926 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (2)

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystal line, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Akiyama, Y.

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Bagaev, S. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Cai, H.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Carreaud, J.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J. Y.

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.Y.

Couderc, V.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J. X.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Feng, T.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J.Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Fluorescence emission enhancement of transparent Nd:YSAG ceramics by Sc2O3 doping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2134–2137 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Feng, Y.

Furusato, I.

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystal line, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2, 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, “Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1277–1282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921–1926 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystal line, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jaffres, L.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, D. Y.

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J.Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Fluorescence emission enhancement of transparent Nd:YSAG ceramics by Sc2O3 doping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2134–2137 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kamata, K.

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921–1926 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystal line, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, J. R. Lu, K. Takaichi, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, “Passively Q-switched ceramic Nd3+:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2944–2947 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kinoshita, T.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Labruyère, A.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lou, Q. H.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lu, J. R.

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, J. R. Lu, K. Takaichi, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, “Passively Q-switched ceramic Nd3+:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2944–2947 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maître, A.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ohtomo, T.

K. Otsuka, T. Ohtomo, “Polarization properties of laser-diode-pumped micro-grained Nd:YAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 659–663 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Otsuka, K.

K. Otsuka, T. Ohtomo, “Polarization properties of laser-diode-pumped micro-grained Nd:YAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 659–663 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Qi, Y. F.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rabinovitch, Y.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Saikawa, J.

Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, “Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1277–1282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sallé, C.

J. Carreaud, A. Labruyère, L. Jaffres, V. Couderc, A. Maître, A. Brenier, G. Boulon, Y. Rabinovitch, C. Sallé, “Wavelength switching in Nd:YSAG ceramic laser induced by thermal effect,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 344–349 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, “Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1277–1282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shi, J. L.

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J.Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Fluorescence emission enhancement of transparent Nd:YSAG ceramics by Sc2O3 doping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2134–2137 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, “Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1277–1282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

Tokurakawa, T.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, J. R. Lu, K. Takaichi, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, “Passively Q-switched ceramic Nd3+:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2944–2947 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wei, Y. R.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yagi, H.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, J. R. Lu, K. Takaichi, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, “Passively Q-switched ceramic Nd3+:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2944–2947 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yanagitani, T.

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, J. R. Lu, K. Takaichi, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, “Passively Q-switched ceramic Nd3+:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2944–2947 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yanagitany, T.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, J. Dong, “Stimulated-emission spectroscopy of fine-grained ‘garnet’ ceramics Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 in a wide temperature range between 77 and 650 K,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682–687 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yao, G.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, K.

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921–1926 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

H. Cai, J. Zhou, T. Feng, G. Yao, Y. F. Qi, Q. H. Lou, J. X. Dong, Y. R. Wei, “Dual-wavelength competitive output in Nd:Y3Sc0.5Al3.5O12 ceramic disk laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4401–4405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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J. Alloys Compd. (1)

J. R. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) nanocrystalline ceramics–a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 220–225 (2002)
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (3)

A. Ikesue, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Effects of neodymium concentration on optical characteristics of polycrystalline Nd:YAG laser materials,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 1921–1926 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and optical properties of high-performance polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for solid-state lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033–1040 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystal line, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Mater. Res. (1)

T. Feng, J. L. Shi, J. Y. Chen, D. Y. Jiang, “Synthesis and greatly enhanced fluorencence emission of transparent Nd-doped Y3ScxAl5−xO12 ceramic,” J. Mater. Res. 20, 2322 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The transparent 2-at.% Nd:YSAG ceramic sample used in the laser experiments.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser spectra.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fluorescence spectra of Nd:YSAG ceramic measured for the different temperatures of 30, 111, and 166°C, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Evolution of the intensity of the two laser components at 1061 nm and 1064 nm as a function of the resontor length from l = 37.5 cm to l = 42.5 cm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output modes.

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