Nd3+:YLF crystal is characterized by long lifetime of 4F3/2 neodymium energy level. Lower than Nd:YAG thermal conductivity and weak negative dn/dT leads to lower thermal distortions, that allows to obtain better output beam quality. Another distinctive feature is high UV transparency, which is favorable for pumping with xenon flashlamps.
Maxopto uses Czochralski method to grow YLF crystals which can also be doped with Nd, Pr, Er，Ho，Tm，Ce. We can guarantee the crystals we grow can meet customers’ requirements because of the high quality of the raw materials, the interference measurement of the blanks and also the accurate measurement of the transmitted spectrum.