Neodymium doped yttrium lithium fluoride or Nd:YLF is a solid state laser material which can be pumped with ARC lamp or laser diodes. Because of its relatively long fluorescence lifetime it can be used in Q-switched systems. One of main frequency-doubled Nd:YLF pulses application is to pump ultrafast Ti:Sapphire chirped-pulse amplifiers.
- Various standard Nd:YLF rod sizes are available;
- Optola offers only polished or AR coated rods;
- Large rod and slab dimensions with non-standard dopant concentrations can be ordered by request.
1.1 ± 0.1%
<λ/4 per inch @633nm
0.13± 0.07mm @45°
Peak Stimulated Emission Cross Section
1.8×10-19/cm2(E∥c) at 1047nm
Spontaneous Fluorescence Lifetime
485 µs for 1% Nd doping
Peak Absorption Coefficient（for 1.2% Nd）
α= 10.8cm-1 (792.0 nm E∥c)
1047nm (∥c, a-cut crystal)