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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 7052–7057

Compact Cr:ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2333 nm

John R. Macdonald, Stephen J. Beecher, Adam Lancaster, Patrick A. Berry, Kenneth L. Schepler, Sergey B. Mirov, and Ajoy K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 7052-7057 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007052


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Abstract

A compact mid-infrared channel waveguide laser is demonstrated in Cr:ZnS with a view to power scaling chromium laser technology utilizing the thermo-mechanical advantages of Cr:ZnS over alternative transition metal doped II-VI semiconductor laser materials. The laser provided a maximum power of 101 mW of CW output at 2333 nm limited only by the available pump power. A maximum slope efficiency of 20% was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Planar waveguide lasers

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2014
Published: March 19, 2014

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John R. Macdonald, Stephen J. Beecher, Adam Lancaster, Patrick A. Berry, Kenneth L. Schepler, Sergey B. Mirov, and Ajoy K. Kar, "Compact Cr:ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2333 nm," Opt. Express 22, 7052-7057 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-6-7052


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