Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal
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- Cheng, Y., Zhang, H., Yu, Y. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 86: 681. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2506-5
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A laser crystal of Yb:LuVO4 with high optical quality was grown by the Czochralski technique. Its thermal properties including specific heat, thermal expansion coefficients, and thermal conductivities along the a- and c-axis have been measured for the first time. Continuous-wave laser output up to 3.5 W at 1031 nm was obtained at room temperature through end-pumping by a high-power diode laser. The corresponding optical conversion efficiency was 43% and the slope efficiency was 72%.