Abstract

Composite YAG/Nd:YAG/YAG transparent ceramics for planar waveguide laser were fabricated by non-aqueous tape casting and solid-state reactive sintering. The slurry made from the oxide powder mixtures shows a shear thinning behavior. The morphologies of the tapes were homogeneous in structure, and the tapes had appropriate strength and toughness. After calcining at 600°C for 10h in air, the samples contained less than 0.05wt.% of carbon. No gaps were found between the layers on the fracture surface of the green body compacted by cold isostatic pressing. The composite YAG/Nd:YAG/YAG transparent ceramics with in-line transmittance of 82.5% at 1064nm were obtained by vacuum-sintering at 1760°C for 30h, whose average grain size is 36.8μm. The diffusion distance of the Nd3+ ions was about 150μm along the thickness direction of the ceramics.

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2010 (3)

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, L. D. Merkle, E. R. Kupp, G. L. Messing, and M. Dubinskii, “Efficient resonantly pumped tape cast composite ceramic Er:YAG laser at 1645 nm,” Opt. Lett.35(7), 922–924 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

2009 (5)

R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, J. F. Baumard, C. Sallé, and Y. Rabinovitch, “Mechanism of the liquid-phase sintering for Nd:YAG ceramics,” Opt. Mater.31(5), 711–715 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. D. Li, J. G. Li, Z. M. Xiu, D. Huo, and X. D. Sun, “Transparent Nd:YAG ceramics fabricated using nanosized γ-alumina and yttria powders,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.92(1), 241–244 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yu. L. Kopylov, V. B. Kravchenko, S. N. Bagayev, V. V. Shemet, A. A. Komarov, O. V. Karban, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Development of Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser ceramics by high-pressure colloidal slip-casting (HPCSC) method,” Opt. Mater.31(5), 707–710 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, J. Xu, H. Li, Q. Bi, L. Su, Y. Cheng, and Q. Tang, “Thermoluminescence properties of carbon doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) crystal,” J. Appl. Phys.106(3), 033105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Pirri, D. Alderighi, G. Toci, and M. Vannini, “High-efficiency, high-power and low threshold Yb3+:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Express17(25), 23344–23349 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Esposito, A. L. Costa, and V. Medri, “Reactive sintering of YAG-based materials using micrometer-sized powders,” J. Eur. Ceram. Soc.28(5), 1065–1071 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2007 (5)

A. A. Kaminskii, “Laser crystals and ceramics: recent advances,” Laser and Photon. Rev.1(2), 93–177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

S. H. Lee, S. Kochawattana, G. L. Messing, J. Q. Dumm, G. Quarles, and V. Castillo, “Solid-state reactive sintering of transparent polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramic,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.89(6), 1945–1950 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

J. R. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

J. R. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Q. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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Anderson, J. M.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, T. Taira, T. Kamimura, K. Yoshida, and G. L. Messing, “Progress in ceramic lasers,” Annu. Rev. Mater. Res.36(1), 397–429 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ba, X. W.

X. W. Ba, J. Li, Y. B. Pan, Y. P. Zeng, H. M. Kou, W. B. Liu, J. Liu, and J. K. Guo, “Comparison of aqueous- and non-aqueous-based tape casting for preparing YAG transparent ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.577, 228–231 (2013).
[CrossRef]

X. W. Ba, J. Li, Y. P. Zeng, Y. B. Pan, B. X. Jiang, W. B. Liu, L. Wang, J. Liu, and J. K. Guo, “Transparent Y3Al5O12 ceramics produced by an aqueous tape casting method,” Ceram. Int.39(4), 4639–4643 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bagayev, S. N.

Yu. L. Kopylov, V. B. Kravchenko, S. N. Bagayev, V. V. Shemet, A. A. Komarov, O. V. Karban, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Development of Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser ceramics by high-pressure colloidal slip-casting (HPCSC) method,” Opt. Mater.31(5), 707–710 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bakera, C.

J. Sangheraa, W. Kima, G. Villalobosa, B. Shawa, C. Bakera, J. Frantza, B. Sadowskib, and I. Aggarwalb, “Ceramic laser materials: Past and present,” Opt. Mater.35(4), 693–699 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Baumard, J. F.

R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, J. F. Baumard, C. Sallé, and Y. Rabinovitch, “Mechanism of the liquid-phase sintering for Nd:YAG ceramics,” Opt. Mater.31(5), 711–715 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bi, Q.

X. Yang, J. Xu, H. Li, Q. Bi, L. Su, Y. Cheng, and Q. Tang, “Thermoluminescence properties of carbon doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) crystal,” J. Appl. Phys.106(3), 033105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Boulesteix, R.

R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, L. Chrétien, Y. Rabinovitch, and C. Sallé, “Microstructural evolution during vacuum sintering of yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics: toward the origin of residual porosity affecting the transparency,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.96(6), 1724–1731 (2013).
[CrossRef]

R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, J. F. Baumard, C. Sallé, and Y. Rabinovitch, “Mechanism of the liquid-phase sintering for Nd:YAG ceramics,” Opt. Mater.31(5), 711–715 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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G. Boulon, “Fifty years of advances in solid-state laser materials,” Opt. Mater.34(3), 499–512 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Cao, Y. G.

F. Tang, Y. G. Cao, J. Q. Huang, H. Liu, W. Guo, and W. C. Wang, “Fabrication and laser behavior of composite Yb:YAG ceramic,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.95(1), 56–69 (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Tang, Y. G. Cao, J. Q. Huang, W. Guo, H. G. Liu, Q. H. Huang, and W. C. Wang, “Multilayer YAG/Re:YAG/YAG laser ceramic prepared by tape casting and vacuum sintering method,” J. Eur. Ceram. Soc.32(16), 3995–4002 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Castillo, V.

S. H. Lee, S. Kochawattana, G. L. Messing, J. Q. Dumm, G. Quarles, and V. Castillo, “Solid-state reactive sintering of transparent polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramic,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.89(6), 1945–1950 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.

Chen, X. T.

W. Zhang, T. C. Lu, B. Y. Ma, N. Wei, Z. W. Lu, F. Li, Y. B. Guan, X. T. Chen, W. Liu, and L. Qi, “Improvement of optical properties of Nd:YAG transparent ceramics by post-annealing and post hot isostatic pressing,” Opt. Mater.35(12), 2405–2410 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Y.

X. Yang, J. Xu, H. Li, Q. Bi, L. Su, Y. Cheng, and Q. Tang, “Thermoluminescence properties of carbon doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) crystal,” J. Appl. Phys.106(3), 033105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chrétien, L.

R. Boulesteix, A. Maître, L. Chrétien, Y. Rabinovitch, and C. Sallé, “Microstructural evolution during vacuum sintering of yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics: toward the origin of residual porosity affecting the transparency,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.96(6), 1724–1731 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Costa, A. L.

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[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

Doroshenko, M. E.

V. A. Konyushkin, A. N. Nakladov, D. V. Konyushkin, M. E. Doroshenko, V. V. Osiko, and A. Ya, “Karasik Ceramic planar waveguide structures for amplifiers and lasers,” IEEE. J. Quantum. Elect.43(1), 60–62 (2013).

Dubinskii, M.

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, L. D. Merkle, E. R. Kupp, G. L. Messing, and M. Dubinskii, “Efficient resonantly pumped tape cast composite ceramic Er:YAG laser at 1645 nm,” Opt. Lett.35(7), 922–924 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. R. Kupp, G. L. Messing, J. M. Anderson, V. Gopalan, J. Q. Dumm, C. Kraisinger, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, L. D. Merkle, M. Dubinskii, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Co-casting and optical characteristics of transparent segmented composite Er:YAG laser ceramics,” J. Mater. Res.25(03), 476–483 (2010).
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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. I. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers,” Opt. Lett.32(13), 1890–1892 (2007).
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X. Yang, J. Xu, H. Li, Q. Bi, L. Su, Y. Cheng, and Q. Tang, “Thermoluminescence properties of carbon doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) crystal,” J. Appl. Phys.106(3), 033105 (2009).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the composite green body along the thickness direction.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Rheological behavior of the slurry.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Photograph, (b,c) secondary electron image and (d) partial enlarged back-scattered electron image of the tape.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Partial enlarged back-scattered electron image of (a) the tape and (b) the fracture surface of the green body.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The fracture surface of the green body (a) the whole, (b) the left, (c) the middle, and (d) the right part of the green body.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

SEM images of the YAG/Nd:YAG/YAG ceramics (a) polished and thermally etched surface; (b) fracture surface.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Transmittance curve of the planar waveguide structure YAG/Nd:YAG/YAG ceramics (photo of the composite ceramics as inset).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Concentration distribution of Nd3+ along the thickness direction of the YAG/Nd:YAG/YAG ceramics.

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