YVO4 : Infrared, Green & UV Lasers

YVO4 lasers are diode pumped solid state lasers that gained popularity through technology advancements over the older lamp pumped bulk YAG lasers. YVO4 lasers are sometimes called vanadate lasers because of the doped yttrium orthovanadate crystal used as their gain medium.

With the use of frequency multipliers, these lasers can emit at three different wavelengths: 1064 (infrared), 532 nm (green), and 355 nm (ultraviolet). Each wavelength has different advantages and materials best for various laser marking processes.


Infrared (1064 nm)

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals have excellent absorption at 1064 nm wavelength.
  • Stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, coated metals and some plastics.
  • Great for heat marks, laser etching, laser ablation.

Green (532 nm) & UV (355 nm)

  • Precious highly reflective metals, synthetic polymers, and heat sensitive parts.
  • Green lasers are ideal for silicon, inorganic polymers, PCB boards, solar and semiconductor materials.
  • UV lasers have a fine spot size, low thermal footprint making them ideal for marking on glass and ceramics.

Our laser marking systems are available in standard models or can be custom built to your part size and application needs.

Laser Ablation on Anodized Aluminum

Etching Anodized Aluminum

Heat Mark on Titanium

Annealing Titanium

Contrast marking on semiconductor circuit boards

Marking Semiconductors



YVO4 Laser Specifications
Wattages (nm) IR 10 Watt IR 20 Watt Green 10 Watt UV 3 Watt
Wavelength (W) 1064 nm 1064 nm 532 nm 355 nm
Repetition Rate Range (KHz) 10 ÷ 100 20 ÷ 200 20 ÷ 200 20 ÷ 80
Pulse Width (ns) 15@10KHz 8@20KHz 10@50KHz 8@25KHz
Max Pulse Energy (mJ) 0.48@10Khz 0.55@20KHz 0.31@20KHz 0.12@30KHz
Peak Power (kW) 32@10Khz 65@20KHz 28@20KHz 14@25KHz
Integration Up to 4 mechanical axis driving capabilities (stepper motor)
Up to 10 digital inputs and 10 digital output
Interface Ethernet, RS 232, USB
Optical Fiber Detachable - 3 meters standard - 5 meters OPT
Aiming & Focus Beam Semiconductor Laser 630 - 670 nm
Power Supply 100/240 VAC - 50/60 Hz - 600 W max
Cooling System Air Cooled
Temperature Range 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)


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Laser Systems Product Guide

Laser Systems Product Guide

Need a laser system? This product guide will help you get started. It covers our Fiber Lasers, YVO4 IR, Green and UV lasers, and our CO2 laser systems offerings. It gives an overview of our enclosure and workstation options and what to consider when choosing the right laser system for your application.