We report efficient pulsed operation of a b-axis Nd:YAIO3 laser rod at 1.08 and 1.34 µm side-pumped by laser-diode arrays. Optical slope efficiencies of 27% and 20% were obtained at these wavelengths. Polarized absorption spectra were taken for Nd:YAlO3 along the three principal axes in the region of the pump bands from 780 to 830 nm.
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Frank Hanson, "Laser-diode side-pumped Nd:YAlO3 laser at 1.08 and 1.34 µm," Opt. Lett. 14, 674-676 (1989)