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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1530–1532

Crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe/chalcogenide glass composites as active mid-IR materials

D. V. Martyshkin, J. T. Goldstein, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1530-1532 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001530


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Abstract

We propose new transition metal (TM)-doped ZnSe/As2S3:As2Se3 composite materials for mid-IR fiber lasers. The composites are the suspension of crystalline micro- and nanosized TM2+:ZnSe or TM2+:ZnS powders in chalcogenide glasses with the refraction index matching. Mid-IR room-temperature lasing of Cr2+:ZnSe/As2S3:As2Se3 microcomposite material is demonstrated at the 2.4 μm wavelength.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2011
Published: April 20, 2011

Citation
D. V. Martyshkin, J. T. Goldstein, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, "Crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe/chalcogenide glass composites as active mid-IR materials," Opt. Lett. 36, 1530-1532 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1530


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