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The Effect of Sintering Temperature on Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of YAG Nanoceramics

  • V. Ya. GayvoronskyEmail author
  • A. S. Popov
  • M. S. Brodyn
  • A. V. Uklein
  • V. V. Multian
  • O. O. Shul’zhenko
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 156)

Abstract

Recent improvements in powder synthesis and ceramics sintering made it possible to fabricate high-quality optical materials. The work is devoted to the structural and optical characterization of the (\({Y_3}{Al_5}{O_{12}}\), YAG) ceramics prepared by high-pressure low-temperature technique. The structural properties of the studied ceramic samples was obtained by X-ray diffraction. The studies of the total and in-line transmittance as well as optical scattering indicatrices were performed in visible and NIR ranges. The scatterer size \(\sim200\) nm was estimated by Rayleigh–Gans–Debye model. It was shown that the studied samples demonstrate high transparency at 1064 nm. The nonlinear optical characterization of the samples was done by the self-action of the picosecond laser pulses at 1064 nm. The measured nonlinear optical response (\( \operatorname{Im}({{\chi }^{(3)}})\,\sim \,{{10}^{-11}}\,\text{esu} \) esu) showed significant dependence on the sintering temperature variation.

Keywords

Sinter Temperature Ceramic Sample Total Transmittance Laser Beam Profile Forward Hemisphere 
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Acknowledgement

The authors acknowledge V. Yu. Timoshenko, G. I. Dovbeshko and T. E. Konstantinova for the assistance in sample characterization and discussions. This work was partially supported by NASU V-166 and VC-157 grants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Gayvoronsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Popov
    • 1
  • M. S. Brodyn
    • 1
  • A. V. Uklein
    • 1
  • V. V. Multian
    • 1
  • O. O. Shul’zhenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics NASUKievUkraine
  2. 2.V. N. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials NASUKievUkraine

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