Seminar: “Recent Advances In Transparent Ceramics”, Hideki Yagi
Thursday, December 15, 2011 / 11:00-12:00pm
Konoshima Corp, Japan
Transparent optical ceramics were invented in the U.S in the 1960’s. At that time, the optical quality of ceramics was lower than other optical materials. These ceramics were called translucent ceramics and have been now used for lighting applications for a long time. However in principle, ceramics have several advantages compared with single-crystals and optical glass if their optical quality can be improved. In the past decade many researchers have been working toward the development of highly transparent ceramics. Nowadays many transparent ceramics with high quality have been developed, and are used for many applications, such as lasers, scintillators ,windows and transparent armor.
Dr Yagi is internationally known as an expert in this field and since the early 1990’s has been developing several different transparent ceramics (YAG, LuAG, sesquioxides..) for photonic applications. In this seminar he will summarize the many different aspects of the fabrication, physical and optical properties of transparent ceramics.
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Dr. Matthieu Baudelet
Senior Research Scientist
Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, UCF