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Nd:Ce:YAG Crystals for small laser range finder and laser medical instrument applications
  • Surface Quality: 10/5 Scratch/Dig MIL-O-1380A
  • Parallelism: < 10″
  • Perpendicularity: < 5'
  • Clear Aperture: > 90%
  • Surface Flatness: < λ/10 @ 632.8 nm
  • Coating: AR/HR/PR coating upon customer's request
  • Quality Warranty Period: One year
  • Nd:Ce:YAG is an excellent laser crystal for water-free and air-cooled solid lasers, and is widely used in small laser rangefinders and laser medical instruments.

    Specifications of Nd:Ce:YAG Crystal
    Doping Nd:0.1% ~ 1.5atm%, Ce:0.05~0.1atm%
    Orientation a-cut or c-cut
    Dimension Tolerances ±0.05 mm
    Surface Quality 10/5 S/D
    Parallelism < 10 arcsec
    Perpendicularity < 5 arcmin
    Clear Aperture > 90%
    Wavefront Distortion λ/10 @ 633 nm
    Surface Flatness < λ/10 @ 632.8 nm
    Chamfer < 0.1 mm @ 45°
    Coating AR/HR/PR coating upon customer's request
    Damage Threshold 750mW/cm2 at 1064 nm, TEM00, 10 ns, 10Hz
    Physical and chemical properties
    Crystal Structure Tetragonal
    Cell Parameters 12.01 Å
    Melting Point 1970℃
    Mohs Hardness 8.5
    Density 4.56 g/cm³
    Thermal Conductivity 0.063 W/cm/K
    Specific Heat 0.79 J/g/K
    dn/dT -4.6 × 10-6 (||c) K-1, -6.6 × 10-6 (||a) K-1
    Optical properties
    Laser Transition 4F3/2→4I11/2
    Laser Wavelength 1064 nm
    Absorption Peak Wavelength 792 nm
    Peak Absorption Coefficient (for 1.2% Nd) α= 10.8cm-1 (792.0 nm E∥c), α= 3.59cm-1 (797.0 nm E⊥c)
    Absorption Bandwidth at Peak Wavelength ~5 nm
    Peak Stimulated Emission Cross Section 1.8×10-19/cm2 (E∥c) @ 1047nm, 1.2×10-19/cm2 (E⊥c) @ 1053nm
    Fluorescence Lifetime 485 μs (1.0at%Nd)
    Scatter Losses <0.2%/cm

    Stock specification list

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    Part Number Face size Length Doping, atm.% Orientation Coating
    Nd-Ce-YAG-001 Φ3.0 mm 20.0 mm 0.7 c-cut AR/AR 808+1053 nm


  • Anti-reflection coatings are available at your specified wavelength.
  • Be sure to wear laser safety goggles when checking optical path and adjusting optical axis.
  • To inquiry or order a finished Nd:Ce:YAG laser rod, please specify the specification listed above, for common application, we only need to know the main specification: Nd-dopant concentration, sizes, and coating. For special request, please specify specification in details for evaluation and fabrication.
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