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What does Y stand for?

Y stands for Yttrium

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The topics include oxide laser crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions, nonlinear crystals for solid-state lasers, operation regimes for solid-state lasers, neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet and neodymium-doped yttrium orthovanadate, microchip lasers, mid-infrared optical parametric oscillators, surgical solid-state lasers and their clinical applications, and environmental applications of solid-state lasers.
The Asian behemoth now supplies approximately 95 percent of the world's consumption of "rare earths," such as cerium, neodymium, lathanum, yttrium, and dysprosium.