Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG)



The Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG) single crystal is material with good optical, mechanical and thermal properties which make it promising for use in fabrication of various optical components as well as substrate material for magnetooptical films and high-temperature superconductors. It can be used for infrared optical isolator (1.3µm and 1.5µm), which is made of YIG or BIG film on the Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG) substrate plus birefringence parts. The GGG single crystal is an important substrate for microwave isolators and can be used as a HTS material, for laser technology, telecommunications and electronics.


GGG crystals are grown by Czochralski technique. The standard products from GGG crystals are wafers and substrates with sizes from 10mm x 10mm to diameter 76.2mm, thickness 0.5mm and 1.0mm, one side or both sides polished 20/10 S/D, [111] or [100] cut.