Nd: ASL crystals Sr1-xLax-yNdyMgxAl12-xO19 (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.5; y = 0.05) were grown by Czochralski pulling technique. 1.67 W of 900 nm IR output laser was obtained with 2.53 W of Ti:sapphire absorbed pumping power. Intracavity SHG experiments with BiBO (BiB3O6) crystal allowed demonstrating 320 mW output power of a blue laser at 450 nm.

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