Improved Hardness of Single-Crystal Nd 3+: YAG to Ionizing Radiation via Co-Doping with Cr 3+

Boris L. Glebov, Kelly Potter, Brian P. Fox, Dorothy C. Meister

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Abstract

The proliferation of optical elements in systems that are subject to harsh ionizing radiation environments prompts the need for commercially available radiation-hard materials, such as laser materials. In the present study, changes in the material optical absorption are compared for a suite of single-crystal YAG, Nd 3+ YAG, and Cr 3+, Nd 3+ : YAG laser materials in response to high-dose-rate gamma radiation events. It is found that the addition of Cr 3+ yields radiation hardened material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6180196
Pages (from-to)612-618
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume59
Issue number3 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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laser materials
Ionizing radiation
ionizing radiation
yttrium-aluminum garnet
hardness
Hardness
Doping (additives)
Single crystals
single crystals
radiation
YAG lasers
optical absorption
gamma rays
dosage
Radiation
Lasers
Optical devices
Gamma rays
Light absorption
Dosimetry

Keywords

  • Chromium neodymium YAG
  • gamma
  • neodymium YAG
  • photodarkening
  • radiation-hardened
  • transient radiation-induced absorption
  • YAG laser material

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Improved Hardness of Single-Crystal Nd 3+ : YAG to Ionizing Radiation via Co-Doping with Cr 3+. / Glebov, Boris L.; Potter, Kelly; Fox, Brian P.; Meister, Dorothy C.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 59, No. 3 PART 2, 6180196, 2012, p. 612-618.

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Glebov, Boris L. ; Potter, Kelly ; Fox, Brian P. ; Meister, Dorothy C. / Improved Hardness of Single-Crystal Nd 3+ : YAG to Ionizing Radiation via Co-Doping with Cr 3+. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2012 ; Vol. 59, No. 3 PART 2. pp. 612-618.
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