Hybrid garnet crystal growth for thin-disc lasing applications by multi-beam pulsed laser deposition
Sloyan, Katherine A., May-Smith, Timothy C. and Eason, Robert W. (2013) Hybrid garnet crystal growth for thin-disc lasing applications by multi-beam pulsed laser deposition. Applied Physics A (doi:10.1007/s00339-012-7155-4).
Composite crystals are of great interest for side-pumped thin-disc laser applications. We present a novel technique for fabricating hybrid films for such applications based upon multi-beam, multi-target Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD). A two-garnet example was grown as proof of concept, representing the first known demonstration of controlled, continuous horizontal grading in a PLD-grown crystal. The results of shadow masking experiments and the suitability of such a method for growth of the desired structures are also discussed.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1007/s00339-012-7155-4|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions :||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
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|Date Deposited:||07 Nov 2012 15:06|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:36|
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