Ytterbium Oxide is a white powder that is not hazardous. It is used as a colorant for glasses and enamels and asa dopant for garnet crystals in lasers. Moreover, Ytterbium Oxide is widely used in optical fibers.
Ytterbium Oxide, also called Ytterbia, is being applied to numerous fiber amplifier and fiber optic technologies, High purity Ytterbium Oxide are widely applied as a doping agent for garnet crystals in lasers and an important colorant in glasses and porcelain enamel glazes. As Ytterbium Oxide has a significantly higher emissivity in the infrared range than Magnesium Oxide, higher radiant intensity is obtained with Ytterbium-based payloads in comparison to those commonly based on Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV).