Crystal Chemistry Approach in Yb Doped Laser Materials


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The emergence of new laser crystals has allowed progress in ultrashort-pulsed laser technology and high power lasers. Extensive researches on new Yb3+ doped crystals enable development of all-solid-state femtosecond lasers. Thermo-mechanical properties should be taken into account. The review of the state of the art on the Yb doped laser material for high power and ultrafast pulses generation is presented.



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Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic, Djan I. Rakovic




B. Viana et al., "Crystal Chemistry Approach in Yb Doped Laser Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 494, pp. 259-264, 2005

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September 2005




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