Anisotropic, transparent fluoroapatite ceramics for high-power laser applications

December 2012
American Ceramic Society Bulletin;Dec2012, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p17
The article offers information on research conducted by a team from the U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the use of antisotropic, transparent fluoroapatite ceramics in high-power lasers. The study assessed the efficiency of ceramics in igniting a thermonuclear reaction in a fuel pellet. Researchers discovered that laser ceramics are essential to produce homogenous solid solutions that have high levels of laser-active ions.


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