Meaning of YAG in English:


Pronunciation /jaɡ/


  • A synthetic crystal of yttrium aluminium garnet, used in certain lasers and as an imitation diamond in jewellery.

    ‘Undoped YAG Crystal is an excellent material for UV-IR optical windows, particularly for high temperature and high energy density applications.’
    • ‘Invented in the sixties of the last century, Nd:YAG(Neodimium Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) has been and continue to be the most widely used laser crystal.’


1960s acronym from yttrium aluminium garnet.