Spectroscopy and continuous wave laser performance of Yb3+:LuAlO3 crystal.

Crystal growth, polarized spectroscopic properties, lifetime measurements, and CW laser performance under diode pumping of a new Yb<sup>3+</sup>-doped LuAlO<sub>3</sub> crystal (Yb:LuAP) are reported for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. The maximum absorption cross section of 6.6·10<sup>-20</sup>  cm<sup>2</sup> at 978.5 nm was determined for E… CONTINUE READING