Mid-IR laser oscillation in Cr2+:ZnSe planar waveguide

Academic Article


  • We demonstrate 2.6 μm mid-infrared lasing at room temperature in a planar waveguide structure. Planar waveguides were fabricated using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) by depositing chromium doped zinc selenide thin films on sapphire substrate (Cr2+:ZnSe/sapphire). Highly doped Cr 2+:ZnSe/Sapphire thin film sample was also used to demonstrate passive Q-switching of Er:YAG laser operating at 1.645 μm. © 2010 Optical Society of America.
  • Published In

  • Optics Express  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Williams JE; Fedorov VV; Martyshkin DV; Moskalev IS; Camata RP; Mirov SB
  • Start Page

  • 25999
  • End Page

  • 26006
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 25