We demonstrated the laser oscillation at 1.06 mum with neodymium-doped lant
hanum tungstate crystals under pulsed-laser pumping at 802 nm. Fiber-shaped
crystals with Nd concentration of up to 20 at.% were grown using the micro
-pulling-down method. A maximum slope efficiency of 35% was achieved for a
3.2 at, %-doped sample at 1059 nm.