Applied Physics A

, Volume 110, Issue 4, pp 799–803

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
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-7155-4

Cite this article as:
Sloyan, K.A., May-Smith, T.C. & Eason, R.W. Appl. Phys. A (2013) 110: 799. doi:10.1007/s00339-012-7155-4

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine A. Sloyan
    • 1
  • Timothy C. May-Smith
    • 1
  • Robert W. Eason
    • 1
  1. 1.Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK