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Neodym-YAG-Stab

English translation: neodymium YAG rod (more commonly expressed as "Nd YAG rod")

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German term or phrase:Neodym-YAG-Stab
English translation:neodymium YAG rod (more commonly expressed as "Nd YAG rod")
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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13:11 Jun 29, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Laser Technology
German term or phrase: Neodym-YAG-Stab
"Ein Neodym-YAG-Stab zwischen zwei Spiegeln. Einer der beiden Spiegel ist total reflektierend. Der zweite Spiegel dagegen hat für die entstehende Strahlung eine Durchlässigkeit von 30 Prozent."

From a text about the use of laser technology in dentistry. At the moment the text is just mentioning laser in general. The "Neodym-YAG" part isn't a problem at all. It's the "Stab" bit that's bothering me. I just can't for the life of me figure out what it means in this context, and my guesses have generated either no search engine hits at all or hardly any.

So, does anyone here know what it might be? TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 22:29
neodymium-YAG rod
Explanation:
or Nd-YAG rod, used in lasers

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Note added at 3 mins (2003-06-29 13:15:33 GMT)
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ref: http://www.leelaser.com/seriesldp.htm

i.e. Nd-doped yttrium aluminium garnet

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Note added at 5 mins (2003-06-29 13:17:43 GMT)
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actually, the correct terminology in German and English is Nd:YAG. The \":\" denotes doping
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Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 12:29
Grading comment
Thanks Jill. I did think of rod, but when I searched for "neodymium-YAG rod" in full, I got no hits at all, and that threw me. However, searching for "Nd YAG rod", which you also mentioned, gave me over 500 hits, so that seems to be it all right. Thanks very much for your prompt assistance.


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5 +1neodymium-YAG rod
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neodymium-YAG rod


Explanation:
or Nd-YAG rod, used in lasers

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Note added at 3 mins (2003-06-29 13:15:33 GMT)
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ref: http://www.leelaser.com/seriesldp.htm

i.e. Nd-doped yttrium aluminium garnet

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Note added at 5 mins (2003-06-29 13:17:43 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

actually, the correct terminology in German and English is Nd:YAG. The \":\" denotes doping

Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 12:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3469
Grading comment
Thanks Jill. I did think of rod, but when I searched for "neodymium-YAG rod" in full, I got no hits at all, and that threw me. However, searching for "Nd YAG rod", which you also mentioned, gave me over 500 hits, so that seems to be it all right. Thanks very much for your prompt assistance.


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