Influence of Transition Metals on The Defect and Optical Properties of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The electrical and optical properties of single crystals of Ni, Ni+ Zr, and Fe doped Y 3 Al 5 O 12 (YAG) were studied as a function of temperature, atmosphere and composition. The often dramatic changes in properties observed for these materials are interpreted in terms of the underlying defect structure of these materials. Defect formation and migration energies are derived as well as the position of energy states within the gap.

publication date

  • January 1, 1985