We report on experiments carried out with improved pumping schemes and present modeling for further enhancement of direct 8-12 µm generation by self-DFM in Cr:ZnSe laser slabs using a Tm:YLF 1.9-µm pulsed pump source.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
M. Raybaut, A. Godard, M. Lefebvre, E. Rosencher, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "Tm:YLF Pumped Self-Difference Frequency Mixing in Cr:ZnSe Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThFF6.
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