Ceramic YAG

Ceramic YAG has many advantages over single crystal YAG for various high power applications. II-VI Optical Systems has internal capability to manufacture, fabricate and coat ceramic YAG. In addition, II-VI Optical Systems maintains a strategic source for the world's highest quality ceramic YAG blanks. 

Ceramic YAG

 

Advantages to Ceramic:

  • YAG Enhanced thermal-optical and opto-mechanical properties as compared to single crystal
  • Larger sizes available than with single crystal
  • 5x higher Nd dopant densities available with no concentration gradient
  • Reduced insertion loss of bulk ceramic material as compared with single crystal
  • Unique composite designs possible without bonding processes
  • Other rare-earth dopants available
  • Other custom transparent ceramic materials available on a research& development basis
Ceramic YAG Specifications