Ceramic laser gain media

In 1959, Dr. Coble was invented "translucent ceramics" where the light can pass across. Different from single crystals transparent (or translucent) ceramics is synthesized by the sintering method that is the similar process for opaque chinas. From 1964 researchers have tried to use ceramics as a laser gain media because of simple fabrication process compared to the general crystal growth.

Advantage of laser ceramics compared to single crystals

Progress of laser ceramics

High doping concentration

Control of crystal field

Various types of composite ceramics

Core-clad type composite ceramics

Layer-by-layer composite ceramics

Composite ceramics as gain media for high power use

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