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This feature offers 11 papers in the field of Optical Ceramics, and encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter, as well as physics and chemistry relevant to the development of new optical materials. Topics covered include material technologies in the field of polycrystalline ceramics and single crystals in the form of bulk and micro-structured materials along with methods to fabricate the materials and a description of their optical properties pertinent for many applications.

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  1. L. Chrétien, R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, C. Sallé, and Y. Reignoux, “Post-sintering treatment of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) transparent ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2166–2173 (2014).
  2. W. Kim, C. Baker, G. Villalobos, J. Frantz, B. Shaw, B. Sadowski, M. Hunt, I. Aggarwal, and J. Sanghera, “Highly transparent ceramics obtained from jet milled sesquioxide powders synthesized by coprecipitation method,” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2497–2503 (2014).
  3. Y. Fu, J. Li, Y. Liu, L. Liu, H. Zhao, and Y. Pan, “Effect of air annealing on the optical properties and laser performance of Nd:YAG transparent Ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2108–2115 (2014).
  4. H. Yang, L. Zhang, D. Luo, X. Qiao, J. Zhang, T. Zhao, D. Shen, and D. Tang, “Optical Properties of Ho:YAG and Ho:LuAG polycrystalline transparent ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 5 (1), 142–148 (2015).
  5. Y. Wu, “Nanostructured transparent ceramics with an anisotropic crystalline structure,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2026–2031 (2014).
  6. Y. Sato, M. Arzakantsyan, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, “Anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics by micro-domain control,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2006-2015 (2014).
  7. H. Nakao, T. Inagaki, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, B. Weichelt, K. Wentsch, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Yb3+-doped ceramic thin-disk lasers of Lu-based oxides,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2116–2121 (2014).
  8. K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  9. R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
    [Crossref]
  10. S. Tokita, M. Divoky, H. Furuse, and K. Matsumoto, “Generation of 500-mJ nanosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Yb:YAG TRAM laser amplifier,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2122–2126 (2014).
  11. H. J. Kong, S. Park, S. Cha, H. Ahn, H. Lee, J. Oh, B. J. Lee, S. Choi, and J. S. Kim, “Current Status of the Development of the Kumgang Laser: a 4 x 0.1 J@10 kHz/10 ns (4 kW) Coherent Beam Combination Laser System Using Self-Controlled Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Phase Conjugation Mirrors (SBSPCMs),” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2551–2558 (2014).
  12. A. Starobor, D. Zheleznov, O. Palashov, C. Chen, S. Zhou, and R. Yasuhara, “Study of the properties and prospects of Ce:TAG and TGG magnetooptical ceramics for optical isolators for lasers with high average power,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2127–2132 (2014).
  13. A. N. Malshakov, G. A. Pasmanik, and A. K. Potemkin, “Comparative characteristics of magneto-optical materials,” Appl. Opt. 36(25), 6403–6410 (1997).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  14. L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

2015 (1)

2014 (10)

Y. Wu, “Nanostructured transparent ceramics with an anisotropic crystalline structure,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2026–2031 (2014).

Y. Sato, M. Arzakantsyan, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, “Anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics by micro-domain control,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2006-2015 (2014).

H. Nakao, T. Inagaki, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, B. Weichelt, K. Wentsch, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Yb3+-doped ceramic thin-disk lasers of Lu-based oxides,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2116–2121 (2014).

S. Tokita, M. Divoky, H. Furuse, and K. Matsumoto, “Generation of 500-mJ nanosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Yb:YAG TRAM laser amplifier,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2122–2126 (2014).

H. J. Kong, S. Park, S. Cha, H. Ahn, H. Lee, J. Oh, B. J. Lee, S. Choi, and J. S. Kim, “Current Status of the Development of the Kumgang Laser: a 4 x 0.1 J@10 kHz/10 ns (4 kW) Coherent Beam Combination Laser System Using Self-Controlled Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Phase Conjugation Mirrors (SBSPCMs),” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2551–2558 (2014).

A. Starobor, D. Zheleznov, O. Palashov, C. Chen, S. Zhou, and R. Yasuhara, “Study of the properties and prospects of Ce:TAG and TGG magnetooptical ceramics for optical isolators for lasers with high average power,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2127–2132 (2014).

L. Chrétien, R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, C. Sallé, and Y. Reignoux, “Post-sintering treatment of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) transparent ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2166–2173 (2014).

W. Kim, C. Baker, G. Villalobos, J. Frantz, B. Shaw, B. Sadowski, M. Hunt, I. Aggarwal, and J. Sanghera, “Highly transparent ceramics obtained from jet milled sesquioxide powders synthesized by coprecipitation method,” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2497–2503 (2014).

Y. Fu, J. Li, Y. Liu, L. Liu, H. Zhao, and Y. Pan, “Effect of air annealing on the optical properties and laser performance of Nd:YAG transparent Ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2108–2115 (2014).

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

2011 (1)

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (1)

1997 (1)

Aggarwal, I.

Aggarwal, I. D.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Ahmed, M. A.

Ahn, H.

Akiyama, J.

Arzakantsyan, M.

Baer, C. R. E.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Baker, C.

Beil, K.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Boulesteix, R.

Busse, L. E.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Cha, S.

Chen, C.

Choi, S.

Chrétien, L.

Divoky, M.

Florea, C. M.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Frantz, J.

Frantz, J. A.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fu, Y.

Furuse, H.

Graf, T.

Heckl, O. H.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hunt, M.

Inagaki, T.

Joshi, R.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Kaminskii, A. A.

Keller, U.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Kim, J. S.

Kim, W.

Kong, H. J.

Kränkel, C.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lee, B. J.

Lee, H.

Li, J.

Liu, L.

Liu, Y.

Luo, D.

Maître, A.

Malshakov, A. N.

Matsumoto, K.

Nakao, H.

Oh, J.

Palashov, O.

Pan, Y.

Park, S.

Pasmanik, G. A.

Petermann, K.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Peters, R.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express 18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Potemkin, A. K.

Poutous, M. K.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Qiao, X.

Reignoux, Y.

Sadowski, B.

Sallé, C.

Sanghera, J.

Sanghera, J. S.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Saraceno, C. J.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Sato, Y.

Shaw, B.

Shaw, L. B.

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

Shen, D.

Shirakawa, A.

Starobor, A.

Südmeyer, T.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Taira, T.

Tang, D.

Tellkamp, F.

Tokita, S.

Ueda, K.

Villalobos, G.

Weichelt, B.

Wentsch, K.

Wu, Y.

Yagi, H.

Yanagitani, T.

Yang, H.

Yasuhara, R.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, L.

Zhao, H.

Zhao, T.

Zheleznov, D.

Zhou, S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B 102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Mater. Express (10)

S. Tokita, M. Divoky, H. Furuse, and K. Matsumoto, “Generation of 500-mJ nanosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Yb:YAG TRAM laser amplifier,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2122–2126 (2014).

H. J. Kong, S. Park, S. Cha, H. Ahn, H. Lee, J. Oh, B. J. Lee, S. Choi, and J. S. Kim, “Current Status of the Development of the Kumgang Laser: a 4 x 0.1 J@10 kHz/10 ns (4 kW) Coherent Beam Combination Laser System Using Self-Controlled Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Phase Conjugation Mirrors (SBSPCMs),” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2551–2558 (2014).

A. Starobor, D. Zheleznov, O. Palashov, C. Chen, S. Zhou, and R. Yasuhara, “Study of the properties and prospects of Ce:TAG and TGG magnetooptical ceramics for optical isolators for lasers with high average power,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2127–2132 (2014).

L. Chrétien, R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, C. Sallé, and Y. Reignoux, “Post-sintering treatment of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) transparent ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2166–2173 (2014).

W. Kim, C. Baker, G. Villalobos, J. Frantz, B. Shaw, B. Sadowski, M. Hunt, I. Aggarwal, and J. Sanghera, “Highly transparent ceramics obtained from jet milled sesquioxide powders synthesized by coprecipitation method,” Opt. Mater. Express 4 (12), 2497–2503 (2014).

Y. Fu, J. Li, Y. Liu, L. Liu, H. Zhao, and Y. Pan, “Effect of air annealing on the optical properties and laser performance of Nd:YAG transparent Ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2108–2115 (2014).

H. Yang, L. Zhang, D. Luo, X. Qiao, J. Zhang, T. Zhao, D. Shen, and D. Tang, “Optical Properties of Ho:YAG and Ho:LuAG polycrystalline transparent ceramics,” Opt. Mater. Express 5 (1), 142–148 (2015).

Y. Wu, “Nanostructured transparent ceramics with an anisotropic crystalline structure,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2026–2031 (2014).

Y. Sato, M. Arzakantsyan, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, “Anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics by micro-domain control,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2006-2015 (2014).

H. Nakao, T. Inagaki, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, B. Weichelt, K. Wentsch, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Yb3+-doped ceramic thin-disk lasers of Lu-based oxides,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(10), 2116–2121 (2014).

Opt. Materials Express (1)

L. E. Busse, C. M. Florea, J. A. Frantz, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, M. K. Poutous, R. Joshi, and J. S. Sanghera, “Anti-reflective surface structures for spinel ceramics and fused silica windows, lenses and optical fibers,” Opt. Materials Express 4(12), 2504–2515 (2014).

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