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Hybrid garnet crystal growth for thin-disc lasing applications by multi-beam Pulsed Laser Deposition

Katherine A.Sloyan, Timothy C.May-Smith, Robert W.Eason

Abstract

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.


Applied Physics A (2012) Vol.110(4) pp.799-803

doi: 10.1007/s00339-012-7155-4

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