Abstract

Yb3+:(YGd2)Sc2(GaAl2)O12 disordered ceramic has been fabricated. 2.9-W average power with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 44% was achieved in a continuous-wave operation. 112-fs pulse duration with 860-mW average power was also achieved in a mode-locked operation.

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