Special Issue "Laser Crystals"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
University of Bordeaux
33405 Talence Cedex
Interests: laser crystals; laser-matter interaction; optical material characterization; direct laser writing (DLW); waveguides; surface texturing with ultrafast lasers
Crystalline materials as active media are nowadays widely used in both, scientific and industrial laser sources and amplifier systems for a large variety of applications, including machining and micromachining of materials, medical surgery, security and defense, entertainment, and fundamental research. Thanks to their specific properties, arising from the host and active ion doping, laser crystals can respond to many different demands in terms of wavelength, output power and energy, and continuous wave or pulsed laser operation.
Research activities in the fields of new crystalline host matrices, doping and co-doping with different active ions, crystal structure and effects of laser crystals under polarized light are investigated. Exciting studies are carried out on power scaling, short-pulse generation and the research to access to new wavelengths.
The purpose of this Special Issue of Crystals dedicated to laser crystals is to collect papers either giving an overview of the state-of-the-art or reporting on recent advances in the study of laser crystals including, but not limited to, the topics mentioned below in the keyword list. Scientists and engineers working in the fields of laser crystals and their applications are cordially invited to contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Inka Manek-Hönninger
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Laser crystals
- New host matrices
- Doping and co-doping
- Crystal growth
- Crystal characterization of optical properties
- Polarization effects
- Laser performances
- New wavelengths
- Short-pulse generation
- Laser power scaling