Neodymium doped Yttrium Orthovanadate
Nd:YVO43
Neodymium doped Yttrium Orthovanadate

Crystal properties

Atomic Density

1.26 x 1020 atoms/cm³ 
(Nd 1.0%)

 

Crystal Structure

Zircon Tetragonal, 
space group D4h-I4/amd

a = b = 7.1193Å
c = 6.2892Å
 

Density

4.22 g/cm³

Mohs Hardnes:

4-5 (Glass-Like)

Thermal Expansion Coefficient (300 K).

aa = 4.43 x 10-6/K
aa = 11.37 x 10-6/K

Thermal Conductivity Coefficient (300 K)

//C: 0.0523 W/cn/K
^C: 0.0510 W/cm/K

Optical Properties

Lasing wavelength

1064 nm
1342 nm

Thermal optical coefficient (300K).

dn0/dT = 8.5 x 10-6 /K
dne/dT = 2.9 x 10-6 /K

Stimulated emmission cross-section.

25 x 10-19 cm² @ 1064 nm

Fluorescent lifetime

90 ms

Absorption coefficient.

31.4 cm-1 @ 810 nm

Intrinsic loss.

0.02 cm-1 @ 1064 nm

Gain bandwidth

0.96 nm @ 1064 nm

Polarized laser emission

p polarization; parallel to optic axis (c-axis)

Diode pumped optical to optical efficiency

> 60 %

 

Sellmeier equations for pure YVO4 crystal as follows

no2 = 3.77834 + 0.069736 / (l2- 0 04724) - 0.010813l2

ne2 = 4.59905 + 0.110534 / (l2- 0.04813) - 0.012676l2