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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2293–2295

Intracavity-pumped Cr 2 + : Zn Se laser with ultrabroad tuning range between 1880 and 3100 nm

Umit Demirbas and Alphan Sennaroglu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2293-2295 (2006)

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We obtained, what is to our knowledge, record tuning from an intracavity-pumped gain-switched Cr 2 + : Zn Se laser. In the experiments, a polycrystalline Cr 2 + : Zn Se sample with an absorption of about 43% at 1570 nm was used to minimize reabsorption losses at the lasing wavelengths below 2000 nm . By placing the gain medium inside the cavity of a pulsed KTP optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operating at 1570 nm , smooth, continuous tuning was achieved in the 1880 3100 nm range with four different sets of cavity optics. As high as 145 mW of average laser output power was obtained at 2365 nm with 1.2 W of intracavity OPO power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : 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

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Umit Demirbas and Alphan Sennaroglu, "Intracavity-pumped Cr2+:ZnSe laser with ultrabroad tuning range between 1880 and 3100 nm," Opt. Lett. 31, 2293-2295 (2006)

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