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Basic Properties of YVO4 Crystals
 

Transparency Range: 400 - 4000 nm

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Transmission Curve

Crystal Symmetry: Zircon Tetragonal, D4h

Lattice Constants: a=b=7.12; c=6.29

Density: 4.22 g/cm3
Thermo-Optic Coefficients:
dno/dT= 8.5 x 10-6 /oC
dne/dT= 3.0 x 10-6/oC
Damage Threshold ( 10ns, 10Hz)
at 1064 nm 100 MW/cm2
at 532 nm 50 MW/cm2
Optical Homogeneity: Δn < 10-6/cm
Mohs Hardness: 5
Thermal Expansion Coefficients αa = 4.4 x 10-6/K
αc = 11.4 x 10-6/K
Linear Absorption Coefficient:  α<0.01cm-1 from 400 to 5000 nm

Sellmeier Equation (λ in m):
no2=3.77834 + 0.069736/(λ2 - 0.04724) - 0.0108133λ2
ne2=4.59905 + 0.110534/(λ2 - 0.04813) - 0.0122676λ2

 Wavelength(nm) no ne Birefringence
(Δn=ne-no)
Walk-off Angle
 at 45
1550 1.9447 2.1486 0.204 -5.67
1300 1.9500 2.1554 0.205 -5.70
1064 1.9571 2.1650 0.208 -5.74
800 1.9721 2.1859 0.214 -5.86
632.8 1.9929 2.2154 0.223 -6.02
532 2.0177 2.2508 0.233 -6.22


 

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