Gallium Oxide for High-Power Optical Applications

Deng H, Leedle KJ, Miao Y, Black DS, Urbanek KE, McNeur J, Kozak M, Ceballos A, Hommelhoff P, Solgaard O, Byer RL, Harris JS (2020)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2020


DOI: 10.1002/adom.201901522


Gallium oxide (Ga2O3) is an emerging wide-bandgap transparent conductive oxide (TCO) with potential applications for high-power optical systems. Herein, Ga2O3 fabricated nanostructures are described, which demonstrate high-power laser induced damage threshold (LIDT). Furthermore, the demonstration of an electron accelerator based on Ga2O3 gratings is reported. These unique Ga2O3 nanostructures provide acceleration gradients exceeding those possible with conventional RF accelerators due to the high breakdown threshold of Ga2O3. In addition, the laser damage threshold and acceleration performance of a Ga2O3-based dielectric laser accelerator (DLA) are compared with those of a DLA based on sapphire, a material known for its high breakdown strength. Finally, the potential of Ga2O3 thin-film coatings as field reduction layers for Si nanostructures is shown; they potentially improve the effective LIDT and performance of Si-based DLAs and other high-power optical structures. These results could provide a foundation for new high-power optical applications with Ga2O3.

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Deng, H., Leedle, K.J., Miao, Y., Black, D.S., Urbanek, K.E., McNeur, J.,... Harris, J.S. (2020). Gallium Oxide for High-Power Optical Applications. Advanced Optical Materials.


Deng, Huiyang, et al. "Gallium Oxide for High-Power Optical Applications." Advanced Optical Materials (2020).

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