Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Zachary Seeley

Executive Summary

We are employing a new additive manufacturing technique, material jetting, to print transparent ceramics with extremely fine feature sizes in the tens of microns for use as laser-amplification media. Achieving this resolution in gain and index-tailored three-dimensional structures within laser media will enable fabrication in an innovative optical design space of planar waveguides with desirable performance features, such as efficiency, footprint, power-level, and coherence.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Seeley, Z., et al. 2019. "Additive Manufacturing of Transparent Ceramics." American Ceramic Society 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) combined with 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing, and Biotechnologies (Bio-4), Toronto, Canada, July 2019. LLNL-ABS-765918.

——— . 2019 "Additive Manufacturing of Transparent Ceramics." American Ceramic Society 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) combined with 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing, and Biotechnologies (Bio-4), Toronto, Canada, July 2019. LLNL-PRES-782323.

——— . 2019 "Additive Manufacturing of Transparent Ceramics." Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2019, Portland, OR, September/October 2019. LLNL-PRES-791018.