Ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystal (Yb:YAG) is a laser material usually used in DPSS lasers because of its great overall performance. It can be pumped at 940 nm or 969 nm and emit 1030 nm. This material  is more suitable for diode-pumping than the traditional Nd-doped systems. Compared with the commonly used Nd:YAG crystals, Yb:YAG crystals has a much larger absorption bandwidth, a longer upper-laser level lifetime, and three to four times lower thermal loading per unit pump power. In addition, Yb:YAG second harmonic at 515nm may replace Ar-ion laser which emits at 514nm.


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  • Optola offers wide range of Yb-dopant concentration selection 0.2%-30% at %
  • High damage threshold
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Parallelism < 10 arc seconds
Perpendicularity < 10 arc minutes
Chamfer < 0.1 x 45°
Barrel finish ground or polished
Wavefront Distortion <λ/10 per inch at 632.8nm
Surface flatness <λ/10 at 632.8nm
Surface quality 10-5 S-D
Clear aperture Central 90%
Chemical Formula Yb:Y3Al5O12
Crystal Structure Cubic
Lattice Constants 12.01 Å
Melting Point 1970C°
Density 4.56 g/cm3
Mohs Hardness 8.5
Thermal Expansion Coefficient 7.8×10-6 /K , [111], 0-250C°
Thermal Conductivity 14 W.s /m /K @ 20C°
Loss Coefficient 0.003 cm-1
Index of Refraction 1.82
Lasing Wavelength 1030 nm
Pump Wavelength 940 nm or 969nm
Absorption band about pump wavelength ~10 nm
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Yb:YAG - 150710a-cutHR1030+HT940/HR940+HT10305 x 5 x 2510.00
Yb:YAG - 150820a-cutHR1030+HT940/HR940+HT10305 x 5 x 1510.00
Yb:YAG - 150910a-cutHR1030+HT940/HR940+HT10303 x 3 x 4540.00
Yb:YAG - 151020a-cutHR1030+HT940/HR940+HT10302 x 2 x 10640.00
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