Accession Number:

AD1146024

Title:

Optical Ceramics Science for High-Power Lasers

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Final Report]

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-08-07

Pagination or Media Count:

104

Abstract:

This final report summarizes the findings and results of our research effort on Optical Ceramics Science for High-Power Lasers. We report on our transparent YAG ceramic fabrication protocols, the calibration of equipment and the pursuit of stoichiometry assessment and quantification of SiO2 sintering aid by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy LIBS. We have developed a simulation tool to help us improve the accuracy of the fabrication process of transparent optical ceramics of YAG, as well as a model for simulating LIBS experiments on YAG. These new capabilities have brought dramatic improvement to our sample quality and fabrication consistency and to our understanding of the controlling parameters behind the fabrication process. These improvements are best epitomized by our recent laser tests on TmYAG ceramics and the production of YbYAG ceramics.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]