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Neodymium-doped glass laser, Nd:glass

A laser whose optical medium is phosphate or silicate glass enriched, or doped, with neodymium ions. The wavelength of the neodymium-doped glass laser is 1.062 µm (for silicate glasses) and 1.054 µm (for phosphate glasses), which lies in the near-infrared band. The Nd:glass laser is very similar to the Nd:YAG laser, which uses an yttrium aluminium garnet crystal, but the glass material can be produced in larger sizes than YAG crystals. Nd:glass lasers are used, for example, in inertial confinement fusion research.