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Improved Hardness of Single-Crystal {\rm Nd}^{3+}:{\rm YAG} to Ionizing Radiation via Co-Doping with {\rm Cr}^{3+}

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4 Author(s)
Boris L. Glebov ; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA ; Kelly Simmons-Potter ; Brian P. Fox ; Dorothy C. Meister

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, Nd3+:YAG, and Cr3+,Nd3+:YAG laser materials in response to high-dose-rate gamma radiation events. It is found that the addition of Cr3+ yields radiation hardened material.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 3 )