Abstract

Efficient laser operation of Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic fabricated by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) was demonstrated. Transparent Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic was successfully fabricated by Spark Plasma Sintering and its laser experiment was done. On the 4F3/2 to 4I11/2 transition, the obtained maximum output is 1.25W at the absorbed pump power of 4.15W with a slope efficiency of 38% and two spectral lines at 1076.7nm and 1080.8nm oscillated simultaneously. The slope efficiency of 38% is near two times higher than the previously demonstrated SPSed Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic lasers. On the 4F3/2 to 4I13/2 transition, the laser operated at the wavelength of 1359.7nm and the maximum output of 200mW was obtained at the absorbed pump power of 2.7W.

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2016 (1)

A. Ito, L. An, and T. Goto, “Laser oscillation and luminescence of Nd3+- and Eu3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent ceramics fabricated by spark plasma sintering,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 124(4), 313–320 (2016).
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2015 (2)

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 1: Structural, thermal conductivity and spectroscopic characterization,” Opt. Mater. 41, 3–11 (2015).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 2: First laser output results and comparison with Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 and Nd3+-Y2O3 ceramics elaborated by a conventional method,” Opt. Mater. 41, 12–16 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (1)

2012 (3)

J. H. Li, X. H. Liu, J. B. Wu, X. Zhang, and Y. L. Li, “High-power diode-pumped Nd:Lu2O3 crystal continuous-wave thin-disk laser at 1359 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(3), 195–198 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic Laser Materials,” Materials (Basel) 5(12), 258–277 (2012).
[Crossref]

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

2011 (2)

L. An, A. Ito, and T. Goto, “Fabrication of Transparent Lutetium Oxide by Spark Plasma Sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 94(3), 695–698 (2011).
[Crossref]

L. Hao, K. Wu, H. Cong, H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, and J. Wang, “Spectroscopy and laser performance of Nd:Lu2O3 crystal,” Opt. Express 19(18), 17774–17779 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

S. Lee, E. R. Kupp, A. J. Stevenson, J. M. Anderson, G. L. Messing, X. Li, E. C. Dickey, J. Q. Dumm, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(7), 1456–1463 (2009).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2008 (3)

H. Yoshida, K. Morita, B. N. Kim, K. Hiraga, M. Kodo, K. Soga, and T. Yamamoto, “Densification of nanocrystalline yttria by low temperature spark plasma sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 91(91), 1707–1710 (2008).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2007 (2)

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. 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).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. S. Prasad, W. C. Edwards, S. B. Trivedi, S. W. Kutcher, C. Wang, J. Kim, U. Hommerich, V. Shukla, R. Sadangi, and B. H. Kear, “Recent Progress in the Development of Neodymium-Doped Ceramic Yttria,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 831–837 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

Z. A. Munir, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, and M. Ohyanagi, “The effect of electric field and pressure on the synthesis and consolidation of materials: A review of the spark plasma sintering method,” J. Mater. Sci. 41(3), 763–777 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (4)

B. M. Walsh, J. M. McMahon, W. C. Edwards, N. P. Barnes, R. W. Equall, and R. L. Hutcheson, “Spectroscopic characterization of Nd:Y2O3: application toward a differential absorption lidarsystem for remote sensing of ozone,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(12), 2893–2903 (2002).
[Crossref]

V. Peters, A. Bolz, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Growth of high-melting sesquioxides by the heat exchanger Method,” J. Cryst. Growth 237(1), 879–883 (2002).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, G. Zhang, M. Leigh, and N. Peyghambarian, “Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laserdiode-pumped Nd:YVO 4 lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(12), 2145–2147 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (2)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, R. L. Hutcheson, and R. W. Equall, “Compositionally tuned 0.94-μm lasers; a comparative laser material study and demonstration of 100-mJ Q-switched lasing at 0.946 and 0.9441μm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(9), 1203–1209 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 Ceramic Laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(2), L1277–L1279 (2001).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “New oxide crystals for solid state lasers,” Cryst. Res. Technol. 34(34), 255–260 (1999).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, “Fabrication and Optical Properties of High-Performance Polycrystalline Nd:YAG Ceramics for Solid-State Lasers,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78(4), 1033–1040 (1995).
[Crossref]

1966 (1)

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett. A 20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[Crossref]

Aggarwal, I.

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic Laser Materials,” Materials (Basel) 5(12), 258–277 (2012).
[Crossref]

Alombert-Goget, G.

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 2: First laser output results and comparison with Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 and Nd3+-Y2O3 ceramics elaborated by a conventional method,” Opt. Mater. 41, 12–16 (2015).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 1: Structural, thermal conductivity and spectroscopic characterization,” Opt. Mater. 41, 3–11 (2015).
[Crossref]

An, L.

A. Ito, L. An, and T. Goto, “Laser oscillation and luminescence of Nd3+- and Eu3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent ceramics fabricated by spark plasma sintering,” J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 124(4), 313–320 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. An, A. Ito, J. Zhang, D. Tang, and T. Goto, “Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 produced by spark plasma sintering and its laser oscillation,” Opt. Mater. Express 4(7), 1420–1426 (2014).
[Crossref]

L. An, A. Ito, and T. Goto, “Fabrication of Transparent Lutetium Oxide by Spark Plasma Sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 94(3), 695–698 (2011).
[Crossref]

Anderson, J. M.

S. Lee, E. R. Kupp, A. J. Stevenson, J. M. Anderson, G. L. Messing, X. Li, E. C. Dickey, J. Q. Dumm, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(7), 1456–1463 (2009).
[Crossref]

Anselmi-Tamburini, U.

Z. A. Munir, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, and M. Ohyanagi, “The effect of electric field and pressure on the synthesis and consolidation of materials: A review of the spark plasma sintering method,” J. Mater. Sci. 41(3), 763–777 (2006).
[Crossref]

Aubry, P.

P. Aubry, A. Bensalah, P. Gredin, G. Patriarche, D. Vivien, and M. Mortier, “Synthesis and optical characterizations of Yb-doped CaF2 ceramics,” Opt. Mater. 31(5), 750–753 (2009).
[Crossref]

Aung, Y. L.

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[Crossref]

Baker, C.

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic Laser Materials,” Materials (Basel) 5(12), 258–277 (2012).
[Crossref]

Barnes, N. P.

B. M. Walsh, J. M. McMahon, W. C. Edwards, N. P. Barnes, R. W. Equall, and R. L. Hutcheson, “Spectroscopic characterization of Nd:Y2O3: application toward a differential absorption lidarsystem for remote sensing of ozone,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(12), 2893–2903 (2002).
[Crossref]

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, R. L. Hutcheson, and R. W. Equall, “Compositionally tuned 0.94-μm lasers; a comparative laser material study and demonstration of 100-mJ Q-switched lasing at 0.946 and 0.9441μm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(9), 1203–1209 (2001).
[Crossref]

Bensalah, A.

P. Aubry, A. Bensalah, P. Gredin, G. Patriarche, D. Vivien, and M. Mortier, “Synthesis and optical characterizations of Yb-doped CaF2 ceramics,” Opt. Mater. 31(5), 750–753 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bolz, A.

V. Peters, A. Bolz, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Growth of high-melting sesquioxides by the heat exchanger Method,” J. Cryst. Growth 237(1), 879–883 (2002).
[Crossref]

Boulon, G.

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 2: First laser output results and comparison with Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 and Nd3+-Y2O3 ceramics elaborated by a conventional method,” Opt. Mater. 41, 12–16 (2015).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 1: Structural, thermal conductivity and spectroscopic characterization,” Opt. Mater. 41, 3–11 (2015).
[Crossref]

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

Ciofini, M.

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 1: Structural, thermal conductivity and spectroscopic characterization,” Opt. Mater. 41, 3–11 (2015).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 2: First laser output results and comparison with Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 and Nd3+-Y2O3 ceramics elaborated by a conventional method,” Opt. Mater. 41, 12–16 (2015).
[Crossref]

Clay, R. A.

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett. A 20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[Crossref]

Cong, H.

Dickey, E. C.

S. Lee, E. R. Kupp, A. J. Stevenson, J. M. Anderson, G. L. Messing, X. Li, E. C. Dickey, J. Q. Dumm, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(7), 1456–1463 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ding, X.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, G. Zhang, M. Leigh, and N. Peyghambarian, “Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laserdiode-pumped Nd:YVO 4 lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(12), 2145–2147 (2002).
[Crossref]

Dong, J.

Dumm, J. Q.

S. Lee, E. R. Kupp, A. J. Stevenson, J. M. Anderson, G. L. Messing, X. Li, E. C. Dickey, J. Q. Dumm, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(7), 1456–1463 (2009).
[Crossref]

Edwards, W. C.

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J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic Laser Materials,” Materials (Basel) 5(12), 258–277 (2012).
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J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
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D. Zhou, Y. Shi, J. Xie, Y. Ren, and P. Yun, “Fabrication and luminescent properties of Nd3+ doped Lu2O3 transparent ceramics by pressureless sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(10), 2182–2187 (2009).
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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. 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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J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
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N. S. Prasad, W. C. Edwards, S. B. Trivedi, S. W. Kutcher, C. Wang, J. Kim, U. Hommerich, V. Shukla, R. Sadangi, and B. H. Kear, “Recent Progress in the Development of Neodymium-Doped Ceramic Yttria,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 831–837 (2007).
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H. Yoshida, K. Morita, B. N. Kim, K. Hiraga, M. Kodo, K. Soga, and T. Yamamoto, “Densification of nanocrystalline yttria by low temperature spark plasma sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 91(91), 1707–1710 (2008).
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Song, F.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, G. Zhang, M. Leigh, and N. Peyghambarian, “Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laserdiode-pumped Nd:YVO 4 lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(12), 2145–2147 (2002).
[Crossref]

Stevenson, A. J.

S. Lee, E. R. Kupp, A. J. Stevenson, J. M. Anderson, G. L. Messing, X. Li, E. C. Dickey, J. Q. Dumm, V. K. Simonaitis-Castillo, and G. J. Quarles, “Hot Isostatic Pressing of Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(7), 1456–1463 (2009).
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Takaichi, K.

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
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J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 Ceramic Laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(2), L1277–L1279 (2001).
[Crossref]

Tang, D.

Tang, D. Y.

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
[Crossref]

Toci, G.

G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 1: Structural, thermal conductivity and spectroscopic characterization,” Opt. Mater. 41, 3–11 (2015).
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G. Toci, M. Vannini, M. Ciofini, A. Lapucci, A. Pirri, A. Ito, T. Goto, A. Yoshikawa, A. Ikesue, G. Alombert-Goget, Y. Guyot, and G. Boulon, “Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 transparent sesquioxide ceramics elaborated by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method. Part 2: First laser output results and comparison with Nd3+-doped Lu2O3 and Nd3+-Y2O3 ceramics elaborated by a conventional method,” Opt. Mater. 41, 12–16 (2015).
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N. S. Prasad, W. C. Edwards, S. B. Trivedi, S. W. Kutcher, C. Wang, J. Kim, U. Hommerich, V. Shukla, R. Sadangi, and B. H. Kear, “Recent Progress in the Development of Neodymium-Doped Ceramic Yttria,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 831–837 (2007).
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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. 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).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 Ceramic Laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(2), L1277–L1279 (2001).
[Crossref]

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J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(16), 2556–2558 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
[Crossref]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 Ceramic Laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(2), L1277–L1279 (2001).
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[Crossref]

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J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: Highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. 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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Yun, P.

D. Zhou, Y. Shi, J. Xie, Y. Ren, and P. Yun, “Fabrication and luminescent properties of Nd3+ doped Lu2O3 transparent ceramics by pressureless sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(10), 2182–2187 (2009).
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D. Zhou, Y. Shi, J. Xie, Y. Ren, and P. Yun, “Fabrication and luminescent properties of Nd3+ doped Lu2O3 transparent ceramics by pressureless sintering,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92(10), 2182–2187 (2009).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Absorption cross section spectrum of 1.0at% Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic fabricated by SPS. The inset is a photo of the fabricated Nd:Lu2O3.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Fluorescence spectrum of 1.0at% Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic fabricated by SPS
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Schematic diagram of the used experimental setup.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Continuous-wave laser results of the Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic laser for the 4F3/2-4I11/2 transition.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (Left) Determination of the round-trip cavity loss; R stands for the reflectivity of an OC, and Pth stands for the incident pump threshold. (Right) Determination of the optimal transmission at a fixed pump power of 3W.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Continuous-wave laser results of the Nd:Lu2O3 ceramic laser for the 4F9/2-4I13/2 transition. The green rectangle marks the testing point where the influence of thermal load in the ceramic on the cavity stability was tested.

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Table 1 Performance summary of Nd:Lu2O3 lasers

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