Custom Materials Development

Custom Materials Development

General Information

Thru numerous government, industry and internally funded research and development contracts, SMC has studied and developed several different hosts and dopant ion combinations for basic research and niche applications, such as:

  • Reduction of thermally-induced depolarization
  • Radiation hardened Nd:YAG (UV and Gamma ray resistance to photo-darkening)
  • Emission wavelength tuning thru crystal composition adjustment
  • Basic research and spectroscopy

Below is list of some of the material host/dopant combinations previously studied. Please call us to discuss your material development needs, or for availability and pricing of currently stocked compositions and concentrations.

Contact us with your specific requirements or for availability and pricing.

Host/Dopant Combinations

YAG (Y3Al5O12 ) Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co
LuAG (Lu3Al5O12 ) Nd, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb
YLuAG (YxLu3-xAl5O12) Tm
YSAG (Y3ScyAl5-yO12) Nd, Tm
GSAG (Gd3ScyAl5-yO12) Nd
GSGG (Gd3ScyGa5-yO12) Nd, Cr, Er
HoAG (Ho3Al5O12) Er
ErAG (Er3Al5O12) Ho
YbAG (Yb3Al5O12)  
TmAG (Tm3Al5O12)  
GGG (Gd3Ga5O12) Nd, Cr
YGG (Y3Ga5O12) Nd, Tm
YGAG (Y3GayAl5-yO12) d, Tm
YSGG (Y3ScyGal5-yO12) Er, Cr, Nd, Sc, Gd
LuGG (Lu3Ga5O12) Nd
YAP (YAlO3) Pr, Nd, Eu, Tb, Ho, Er, Tm, Cr, Mn, Co, V, Ti
YSO (Y2SiO5) Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu, Tb, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Cr
Y2Si2O7 Tb
Mg2SiO4 Cr, Mn
CaWO4 Pr, Nd, Er, Yb, Fe
SrWO4 Sm, Eu, Er, Mn
BaWO4 Sm, Eu
SrMoO4 Sm, Eu
Sr5(PO4)3F Yb
Al2O3 Ti, Cr
Y2O3 Nd, Eu, Tm, Er, Yb
Gd2O3 Nd
Sc2O3 Nd


1) Thermo-optic properties of YAG and other laser host materials are studied in: R. L. Aggarwal, et. al., JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 98, 103514 (2005)