Technology of hot-pressed Cr2+:ZnSe ceramic is reported. Comparative gain-switched lasing of hot-pressed ceramic and CVD grown Cr2+:ZnSe with slope efficiencies up to 10% and output energies up to 2 mJ was demonstrated.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hot-Pressed Ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe Gain-Switched Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CME6.
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