Laser diode-pumped Yb<sup>3+</sup>-doped LuAG ceramic laser is reported. Maximum 2.14 W output power and 72% slope efficiency were obtained. Higher thermal conductivity and higher emission cross-section than Yb:YAG will be suitable for thin-disk laser.
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H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Efficient CW laser operation of Yb:LuAG ceramic laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM2D.4.
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