Laser Crystals are the active gain medium in solid state laser systems. Laser crystals are used to generate the output of a laser through a variety of optical pumping techniques. The laser crystal’s composition determines its optical properties in addition to the application or laser type that the crystal is most suited for. Edmund Optics offers a wide variety of laser crystals for integration into a range of applications, including Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, Yb:KGW, Yb:KYW, and Ti:Sapphire.
Nd:YAG laser crystals feature high optical homogeneity, high damage thresholds, and have been AR coated for maximum throughput at 1064nm. Nd:YVO4 Laser Crystals feature a large stimulated emission cross section, high absorption of the pump laser source, and have been AR coated for maximum throughput at 808nm and 1064nm. Yb:KGW Laser Crystals are ideally suited as ultrashort pulse amplifiers or for use in in high power thin disk lasers, and have been AR coated for maximum throughput at 980 – 1064nm. Yb:KYW Laser Crystals are ideal for tuning of laser radiation in the range of 1020 – 1060nm and the generation of pulses shorter than 70fs and are AR coated for maximum throughput at 980 – 1064nm. Ti:Sapphire Crystals feature large emission bandwidths and excellent thermal conductivity and are used to generate ultrafast pulse lasers and high repetition rate oscillators.