YAG laser full form

 What is the full form of YAG laser?


  • Yttrium Aluminium Garnet

What does YAG mean?

Although there are other rare-earth-doped YAG crystals, such as ytterbium, erbium, thulium, or holmium doping, the term YAG laser is usually used for solid-state based on neodymium-doped YAG. YAG is a synthetic crystal material that gained popularity in the 1960s as laser crystals. Because these ions are similar in size, yttrium ions in YAG can be replaced with laser-active rare-earth ions without significantly affecting the lattice structure.