|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Powder/Wire Processing of Multifunctional Materials
||A-81: Rapid 3D Printing of Nd:YAG Ceramic for Lasing Media
||Luyang Liu, Xiangfan Chen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Polycrystalline transparent yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG, Y3Al5O12) ceramic doped with rare-earth metals such as neodymium (Nd: YAG) has broad applications as a lasing medium. In this study, we developed a new fabrication method for Nd: YAG based lasing media by solvent-gelation reaction, micro-continuous liquid interface printing (μCLIP) with post heat treatment processes. With the resolution of 5.8 μm·pixel–1 and the printing speed of 10 μm·s–1, the μCLIP system can fabricate multi-scaled Nd: YAG green bodies efficiently. Characterization results show that after the post heat treatment processes the fabricated samples photoluminesce at 1064 nm pumped by 532 nm laser. This new approach is beneficial for developing lasing media with customized, sophisticated 3D structures within a shorter timescale.
||Additive Manufacturing, Other, Other