neodymium laser

Also contains definition of: YAG
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.N04103
A CW pulsed @L03459@ emitting radiation from excited Nd3+ principally occurring around \(1.06\ \mathrm{\mathrm{\mu} m}\) (the precise position depends on the matrix). The Nd3+ is present as a @DT07203@ in suitable crystals (e.g. yttrium–aluminium garnet, YAG) or in suitable glasses (phosphate, silicate, etc.).
See:
solid state lasers
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2256 [Terms] [Paper]