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Laser / Optical Properties

Units

Value

Laser Wavelengths

nm

1047, 1053

Emission Linewidth

nm


Absorption Band Peak

nm

808

Absorption Bandwidth

nm

4

Emission Cross-section (@532nm)

10‾²º cm²

12 - 18

Fluorescent Lifetime (1.1% doping)

µs

485

Absorption Coefficient @792nm

cm‾¹

3.6 - 10.8

Refractive Index (nD) @ 589nm



Refractive Index (n) @ 1050nm


1.448

Nonlinear Index N2



Abbe Value



Thermal Opical Coeff. (dn/dT) @1060nm

 10‾⁶/ºC

-4.3

Nd:YLF Laser - Availability


Physical / Thermal Properties

Units

Value

Chemical Formula


 LYF:Nd

Melting Point

ºC

819

Thermal Expansion Coeff. @20ºC

 10‾⁶/ºC

8.3

Thermal Conductivity Coeff. @20ºC

W/cm/ºK

0.063

Specific Heat

 J/g K

0.79

Chemical Durability (@100ºC weigh loss rate distilled water)   

μg/hr.cm²


Density  

g/cm³

3.99

Durability Knoop Hardness

kgf/mm²


Mohs Hardness


4 - 5

Young's Modulus

10³  N/mm²


Poisson's Ratio



Damage Threshold (1ns)

J/cm³


Nd:YLF Laser Rod Properties


                      

  








Neodymium:Yttrium Lithium Fluoride (Nd:YLF) is an alternative media to Nd:YAG for operating in the near IR, lasing at wavelengths - 1047nm and 1053nm.With a pumping wavelength of 808nm Nd:YLF can be both lamp and diode pumped.


Key strengths of Nd:YLF:









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