CY0485 Nd:Ce:YAG

Catalog No. CY0485
Surface Quality 10/5 Scratch / Digper MIL-O-1380A
Perpendicularity < 5 arc minutes

Nd:Ce:YAG is a high efficiency laser material that can be widely used in medical, military and meteorology fields. Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) is a trusted supplier and manufacturer of Nd:Ce:YAG products.

Related products: Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, Ho:Cr:Tm:YAG.

Nd:Ce:YAG Description

Nd:Ce:YAG (Neodymium-Cerium-Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) combines the exceptional properties of Neodymium and Cerium ions doped into YAG, offering a versatile platform for cutting-edge laser technology. Nd:Ce:YAG crystals are engineered to deliver precise, high-power laser output in the near-infrared spectrum, making them ideal for applications in medical procedures, materials processing, telecommunications, and scientific research.

Nd:Ce:YAG Specifications

Dopant Concentration

Nd:1.1 ~ 1.4at%,Ce:0.05 ~ 0.1at%


<111> or <100]> crystalline within 5°

Wavefront Distortion 

l /8 per inch @ 633 nm

Extinction Ratio


Dimension Tolerances

Rods with diameter: ±0.025 mm , Length: ±0.5 mm

Surface Quality

10/5 Scratch / Digper MIL-O-1380A


< 10 arc seconds


< 5 arc minutes


< l /10 @ 633 nm


<0.1 mm @ 45deg.

Barrel Finish

50-80 micro-inch (RMS) ,

AR Coating Reflectivity

< 0.25%



1. To inquire or order a finished crystal, please provide the specifications as listed above. For most applications, we only need to know the following:

1) Nd-dopant concentration;  2) Sizes;  3) Surface quality;  4) Coating.

2. For special requests, please provide a detailed specification for evaluation and fabrication.

Nd:Ce:YAG Description

1. Laser Marking and Engraving:

Nd:Ce:YAG lasers are used for precise marking and engraving on various materials, including metals, plastics, and ceramics. Their high power and stability make them ideal for industrial applications.

2. Medical Lasers:

· Surgical Procedures: These lasers are employed in various medical procedures, including tissue cutting, coagulation, and dermatological treatments.

· Dental Applications: Nd:Ce:YAG lasers are used in dentistry for procedures like cavity preparation and soft tissue surgery.

3. Materials Processing:

· Welding and Cutting: Nd:Ce:YAG lasers can cut and weld metals and other materials with high precision, making them valuable in manufacturing and fabrication processes.

· Microfabrication: They are used in microfabrication techniques, such as micromachining and 3D printing.

4. Telecommunications:

· Optical Fiber Amplifiers: Nd:Ce:YAG crystals can serve as gain media in optical fiber amplifiers to amplify and transmit signals in the telecommunications industry.

5. Scientific Research:

· Spectroscopy: Researchers use Nd:Ce:YAG lasers for spectroscopic experiments, such as analyzing the composition of materials or studying chemical reactions.

· High-Power Lasers: These lasers are used in research facilities for high-power laser experiments and investigations.

6. Environmental Monitoring:

· Remote Sensing: Nd:Ce:YAG lasers are employed in LIDAR systems for environmental monitoring, terrain mapping, and atmospheric studies.



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