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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4986–4992

Multiwavelength mid-IR spatially-dispersive CW laser based on polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe

I. S. Moskalev, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4986-4992 (2004)

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For the first time we demonstrate a multiwavelength, ultrabroadband, continuous-wave, tunable, polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe spatially-dispersive laser, operating in the near IR spectral region. We show a dual-wavelength operation of the laser, tunable over a 600 nm spectral range (2200–2800 nm), an ultrabroadband operation of the laser, producing a continuous 135 nm wide spectrum centered at 2500 nm, and show a 200 nm wide (2400–2600 nm) multiline, tunable output spectra, consisting of up to 40 spectral lines. We also show simultaneous tuning of a 20-lines ultrabroadband spectrum over a spectral range of 2200–2800 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

I. Moskalev, V. Fedorov, and S. Mirov, "Multiwavelength mid-IR spatially-dispersive CW laser based on polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe," Opt. Express 12, 4986-4992 (2004)

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