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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1250–1258

Fabrication and power scaling of a 1.7 W Cr:ZnSe waveguide laser

Patrick A. Berry, John R. Macdonald, Stephen J. Beecher, Sean A. McDaniel, Kenneth L. Schepler, and Ajoy K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 1250-1258 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001250


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Abstract

We report the fabrication and operation of a Cr:ZnSe buried channel waveguide laser operating at 2500 nm with a linewidth of 10 nm and a maximum power output of 1.7 W. Ultrafast laser inscription is used to fabricate the depressed cladding waveguide in a polycrystalline Cr:ZnSe sample. A thermal model is developed and predicts performance degradation at higher pump levels due to thermal quenching of the lifetime. This prediction is supported by the experimental results.

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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
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2013
Published: August 8, 2013

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Patrick A. Berry, John R. Macdonald, Stephen J. Beecher, Sean A. McDaniel, Kenneth L. Schepler, and Ajoy K. Kar, "Fabrication and power scaling of a 1.7 W Cr:ZnSe waveguide laser," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1250-1258 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-9-1250


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