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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11694–11701

Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11694-11701 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011694


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Abstract

The technology of hot-pressed Cr2+:ZnSe ceramic preparation is reported. Comparative gain-switched lasing of hot-pressed ceramic and CVD grown Cr2+:ZnSe samples with slope efficiencies up to 10% and output energies up to 2 mJ were demonstrated. This is a milestone in the development of future large scale mid-IR laser systems based on ceramic TM2+:II–VI materials. This evolving technology has excellent potential as media for practical low cost, high power mid-IR laser applications.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

Citation
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," Opt. Express 14, 11694-11701 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-24-11694


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