Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Nd:YAG Lasers:

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
Versatile Materials Works in Diverse Applications

Ed Teppo, Big Sky Laser Technologies Inc.

The Nd:YAG laser crystal was developed in the 1960s, not long after the discovery of the ruby laser. Its combination of high gain, narrow linewidth, low threshold and physical properties makes it a very versatile laser material and a variety of applications.
For the military, it has provided rangefinding and target designation capabilities. When used with nonlinear optics or as a pump source for other lasers, it offers scientific users diversity in pulse width format and lasing wavelengths. Other applications include medicine, materials processing and commercial instrumentation. Nd:YAG lasers and their harmonic version are used under harsh environmental conditions for remote sensing, illumination for gated imaging, bathymetry, ocean and atmospheric studies, and many other applications that require compact, rugged sources.

Photonics Spectra
Nov 1998
defenseFeatureslasers

Comments
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2020 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.