Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SEMINAR: 7.26.10 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / “Optical Ceramics”

“Optical Ceramics”


Monday, July 26, 2010 / 11:00am-12:00pm

Romain GAUME

Dept of Applied Physics, Stanford University


Optical ceramics have solved recognized and important issues related to the fabrication of single-crystals. In the last decade, transparent ceramics have been produced in large sizes with optical and mechanical performance exceeding that of single-crystals. In particular, combined with the ability to control doping profiles, these materials offer new potentials to efficient laser designs and power scaling. In this talk, we will discuss specific aspects of this new paradigm in solid-state laser engineering and touch upon transparent ceramic applications for nuclear detectors.


Romain Gaume received a MS degree in Chemistry in 1999 and a PhD in Materials Science from Paris University in 2002. He is presently Research Associate at the Applied Physics Department of Stanford University. His research interests include laser and scintillator materials and particularly the fabrication of optical ceramics. He is a member of the American Ceramic Society.

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