13 relations: Active laser medium, Arc lamp, Birefringence, Brittleness, Laser diode, Laser pumping, Nd:YAG laser, Neodymium-doped yttrium orthovanadate, Nonlinear optics, Q-switching, Solid-state laser, Solubility, Yttrium lithium fluoride.
The active laser medium (also called gain medium or lasing medium) is the source of optical gain within a laser.
An arc lamp or arc light is a lamp that produces light by an electric arc (also called a voltaic arc).
Birefringence is the optical property of a material having a refractive index that depends on the polarization and propagation direction of light.
# A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it breaks without significant plastic deformation.
A laser diode, (LD), injection laser diode (ILD), or diode laser is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which the laser beam is created at the diode's junction.
Laser pumping is the act of energy transfer from an external source into the gain medium of a laser.
Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet; Nd:Y3Al5O12) is a crystal that is used as a lasing medium for solid-state lasers.
Neodymium-doped yttrium orthovanadate (Nd:YVO4) is a crystalline material formed by adding neodymium ions to yttrium orthovanadate.
Nonlinear optics (NLO) is the branch of optics that describes the behavior of light in nonlinear media, that is, media in which the dielectric polarization P responds nonlinearly to the electric field E of the light.
Q-switching, sometimes known as giant pulse formation or Q-spoiling, is a technique by which a laser can be made to produce a pulsed output beam.
A solid-state laser is a laser that uses a gain medium that is a solid, rather than a liquid such as in dye lasers or a gas as in gas lasers.
Solubility is the property of a solid, liquid or gaseous chemical substance called solute to dissolve in a solid, liquid or gaseous solvent.
Yttrium lithium fluoride (LiYF4, sometimes abbreviated YLF) is a birefringent crystal, typically doped with neodymium and used as a gain medium in solid-state lasers.