Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The technology of hot-pressed Cr2+:ZnSe ceramic preparation is reported. Comparative gain-switched lasing of hot-pressed ceramic and CVD grown Cr2+:ZnSe samples with slope efficiencies up to 10 % and output energies up to 2 mJ were demonstrated. This is a milestone in the development of future large scale mid-IR laser systems based on ceramic TM2+:II-VI materials. This evolving technology has excellent potential as media for practical low cost, high power mid-IR laser applications. © 2006 Optical Society of America.
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  • Optics Express  Journal
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    Author List

  • Gallian A; Fedorov VV; Mirov SB; Badikov VV; Galkin SN; Voronkin EF; Lalayants AI
  • Start Page

  • 11694
  • End Page

  • 11701
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 24