Yb:CaGdAlO4 presents favorable thermo-mechanical properties. A laser oscillation at 1016 nm is demonstrated for the first time. This very small quantum defect (3.5%) results in weak heat released inside the crystal.
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J. Petit, B. Viana, P. Goldner, and D. Vivien, "High Thermal Conductivity and Low Quantum Defect in Yb:CaGdAlO4: A New Infrared Laser Material for High Power Applications," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MF15.