Additively Manufactured Neodymium-Doped Strontium-Fluoride Ceramic Gain Medium

Thomas Rudzik | 22-ERD-021

Executive Summary

We will develop a neodymium-doped strontium-fluoride ceramic laser gain medium that can be incorporated into next-generation laser facilities. This material is expected to increase energy storage, tolerable intensity, and maximum shot rate, as compared to currently available neodymium-doped glass gain elements, potentially doubling the energy/beamline, thereby supporting efforts to achieve fusion ignition.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Rudzik T.J., Z.M. Seeley, A.D. Drobshoff, N.J. Cherepy, Y. Wang, S.P. Onorato, M.R. Squillante, and S.A. Payne. 2022. "Additively Manufactured Transparent Ceramic Thin Disk Gain Medium." Optical Materials Express. 2022 Sept. 1;12(9):3648-57.