Special Issue "Solid-State Laser Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Over the last few decades we have seen the growing impact of laser devices, now one of most important tools to provide better healthcare, faster communication, and foster advanced manufacturing.
However, lasers are based on specific active materials that needs to satisfy several requirements, such as good doping levels, low losses, good thermal dissipation (in bulk), or the possibility of fibre drawing. At present, only a few rare-earth elements, as well as host materials, have been truly developed, permitting lasing mainly in the 1–2 micron wavelength interval. An effort on new materials and new dopants is therefore required to progress in the field. The main focus of the forthcoming “Laser Materials” Special Issue is to present a comprehensive overview of new developments, as well as of open issues and requirement from laser developers. Recent advances in soft glass materials to address the mid-infrared wavelength interval, as well as on new crystal ceramic materials to improve power generation and tunability, are now showing excellent promise. Advances in doped polymer, as well as doped random material, will be also included. Since more and more complex and heavily doped laser systems are under scrutiny, the issue will welcome papers on laser material modelling, as well as on the spectroscopy and characterization of ion–ion interactions.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, as well as review papers are all welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stefano Taccheo
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- rare-earth doped material
- rare-earth doped glasses
- rare-earth doped crystals
- modelling of laser materials
- material ageing
- radiation effect
- fibre and waveguide fabrication