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Title: Method for reducing energy losses in laser crystals

Abstract

A process for reducing energy losses in crystals is disclosed which comprises: a. heating a crystal to a temperature sufficiently high as to cause dissolution of microscopic inclusions into the crystal, thereby converting said inclusions into point-defects, and b. maintaining said crystal at a given temperature for a period of time sufficient to cause said point-defects to diffuse out of said crystal. Also disclosed are crystals treated by the process, and lasers utilizing the crystals as a source of light. 12 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7071898
Patent Number(s):
5099490 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-552952
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-082963
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 16 Jul 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CRYSTALS; ENERGY LOSSES; LASER MATERIALS; INCLUSIONS; POINT DEFECTS; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; LOSSES; MATERIALS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Atherton, L.J., DeYoreo, J.J., and Roberts, D.H. Method for reducing energy losses in laser crystals. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Atherton, L.J., DeYoreo, J.J., & Roberts, D.H. Method for reducing energy losses in laser crystals. United States.
Atherton, L.J., DeYoreo, J.J., and Roberts, D.H. Tue . "Method for reducing energy losses in laser crystals". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process for reducing energy losses in crystals is disclosed which comprises: a. heating a crystal to a temperature sufficiently high as to cause dissolution of microscopic inclusions into the crystal, thereby converting said inclusions into point-defects, and b. maintaining said crystal at a given temperature for a period of time sufficient to cause said point-defects to diffuse out of said crystal. Also disclosed are crystals treated by the process, and lasers utilizing the crystals as a source of light. 12 figs.},
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year = {1992},
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