Material Combinations

Materials that can be Adhesive-Free Bonded (AFB®) include common laser host media such as oxides (YAG, GGG, Sapphire, Spinel), fluorides (YLF, LuLiF, S-FAP), vanadates (YVO4, GdVO4), and other crystals, as well as glasses. In selected compatible cases (for example YAG/Spinel, YAG/Sapphire and YAG/Glass), dissimilar materials may be AFB®'d with high bond strength.

AFB® composites are available with the following materials, and we welcome inquiries regarding the feasibility of any materials that you do not see listed:

  • YAG
  • LuAG
  • GGG
  • TeO2
  • SiC
  • Diamond
  • Sapphire
  • LiNbO3
  • YALO (YAP)
  • YVO4
  • YLF
  • LuLiF
  • S-FAP
  • Ti:Sapphire
  • SrTiO3
  • Spinel
  • Laser glass
  • Fused silica
  • Optical glass
  • Ceramics
  • KTP
  • ZGP
  • ALON
  • GVO4
  • ZnS
  • ZnSe
  • Quartz
  • Ge
  • InSb
  • BIG
  • TGG
  • InP
  • Zerodur
  • CaF2
  • Cleartran™
  • GSGG
  • silicon
  • ZGP

Optical coatings at bonded interfaces are available.