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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 4145–4153

Tunable, Single-Frequency, and Multi-Watt Continuous-Wave Cr2+:ZnSe Lasers

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


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 4145-4153 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.004145


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Abstract

We demonstrate CW rapidly-tunable (4.5 µm/s), high-power (150 mW), single-longitudinal-mode (120 MHz) single-crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW widely-tunable (2.12-2.77 µm), multi-watt (2 W over 2.3-2.7 µm), polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW multi-watt (6 W, at 2.5 µm), highly efficient (48% real efficiency) polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW multi-watt (3 W, at 2.5 µm), highly efficient (41% real efficiency) ultra-compact polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; and CW hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe laser.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2008
Published: March 12, 2008

Citation
I. S. Moskalev, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, "Tunable, Single-Frequency, and Multi-Watt Continuous-Wave Cr2+:ZnSe Lasers," Opt. Express 16, 4145-4153 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-6-4145


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