Ytterbium doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
Ytterbium doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Yb:Y3Al5O12 or Yb:YAG) is one of the most promising laser-active materials and more suitable for diode-pumping than the traditional Nd-doped crystals. It can generate 1.03 µm laser output pumped at 940 nm. Yb:YAG main advantages are: large absorption bandwidth, high output power and excellent emission. Its material is widely used for industrial lasers, such as metal cutting and welding. Also this crystal is applicable to electronic, optic, laser technology.