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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18136–18141

Semiconductor disk laser pumped Cr2+:Znse lasers

Nils Hempler, John-Mark Hopkins, Benno Rösener, Marcel Rattunde, Joachim Wagner, Vladimir V. Fedorov, Igor S. Moskalev, Sergey B. Mirov, and David Burns  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18136-18141 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018136


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Abstract

A new flexible pump source, the optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser (SDL), for the Cr2+:ZnSe laser is reported. The SDL provides up to 6W output power at a free running central wavelength of 1.98μm. The Cr2+:ZnSe laser operated at an output power of 1.8W and a slope efficiency of ~50% with respect to absorbed pump power whilst maintaining a low output intensity noise figure of <0.14% RMS. The system required no optical isolation even under the situation of significant optical feedback.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2009
Published: September 24, 2009

Citation
Nils Hempler, John-Mark Hopkins, Benno Rösener, Marcel Rattunde, Joachim Wagner, Vladimir V. Fedorov, Igor S. Moskalev, Sergey B. Mirov, and David Burns, "Semiconductor disk laser pumped Cr2+:Znse 
lasers," Opt. Express 17, 18136-18141 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-18136


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