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Engineered crystal layers grown by pulsed laser deposition: making bespoke planar gain-media devices

Engineered crystal layers grown by pulsed laser deposition: making bespoke planar gain-media devices
Engineered crystal layers grown by pulsed laser deposition: making bespoke planar gain-media devices
Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a non-thermal-equilibrium epitaxial crystal growth technique that enables the fabrication of thin optically active materials suitable for waveguide or thin-disk laser media. In recent years, a dramatic improvement in PLD-grown crystal-film quality has been reported, defined by the improving optical-optical efficiencies in a planar waveguide laser setup (Figure 1-left). These results cover a range of novel host materials for rare-earth ions, such as garnets, sesquioxides, and more recently sapphire. High-quality crystal materials are paramount for efficient laser sources. Moreover, in power-scaling laser architectures, the thermal loading density is tending to extreme levels and materials with excellent thermomechanical and thermo-optical properties are essential. Through PLD, we are exploring novel materials and composite designs that have the potential to be bespoke gain elements, engineered for enhanced spectroscopic and physical properties. &more...
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Mackenzie, Jacob, Grant-Jacob, James, Beecher, Stephen, Sloyan, Katherine, Parsonage, Tina, Hua, Ping, Shepherd, David and Eason, Robert (2016) Engineered crystal layers grown by pulsed laser deposition: making bespoke planar gain-media devices. Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum - 2016, Germany. 31 May - 01 Jun 2016. 1 pp .

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Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a non-thermal-equilibrium epitaxial crystal growth technique that enables the fabrication of thin optically active materials suitable for waveguide or thin-disk laser media. In recent years, a dramatic improvement in PLD-grown crystal-film quality has been reported, defined by the improving optical-optical efficiencies in a planar waveguide laser setup (Figure 1-left). These results cover a range of novel host materials for rare-earth ions, such as garnets, sesquioxides, and more recently sapphire. High-quality crystal materials are paramount for efficient laser sources. Moreover, in power-scaling laser architectures, the thermal loading density is tending to extreme levels and materials with excellent thermomechanical and thermo-optical properties are essential. Through PLD, we are exploring novel materials and composite designs that have the potential to be bespoke gain elements, engineered for enhanced spectroscopic and physical properties. &more...

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 May 2016
Venue - Dates: Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum - 2016, Germany, 2016-05-31 - 2016-06-01
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 396819
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/396819
PURE UUID: ca67eeae-a3e5-4d23-a76d-ddf00ef97ded
ORCID for Jacob Mackenzie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3355-6051
ORCID for James Grant-Jacob: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4270-4247
ORCID for David Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184
ORCID for Robert Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2016 09:45
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:13

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Author: Jacob Mackenzie ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Beecher
Author: Katherine Sloyan
Author: Tina Parsonage
Author: Ping Hua
Author: David Shepherd ORCID iD
Author: Robert Eason ORCID iD

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