We study the performance of Yb3+ :CaGdAlO<sup>4</sup>under 100W diode pumping with a standard laser design. We also investigate the laser properties of Yb3+ :CaGdAlO<sup>4</sup>for different doping in order to optimize the absorption and wavelength tunability.
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J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. P. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, "High Power Diode Pumped Yb3+ :CaGdAlO<sup>4</sup>Laser," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WE28.
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