YLF(Nd) | Laser Crystal is the most common lasing medium for diode-pumped and arc lamp-pumped solid-state lasers. It is birefringent in nature and its laser transitions occur at 1047nm and 1053nm. YLF(Nd) is very brittle, slightly soluble in water, and has a tendency to fracture easily. Compared with YAG(Nd) laser, YLF(Nd) laser has the ability to yield higher pulse energies for repetition rates of a few kHz, and has low thermal conductivity.
- Ultrashort pulse lasers
- Mode-locked lasers