Semiconductor disk laser pumped Cr2+: Znse lasers

Academic Article


  • A new flexible pump source, the optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser (SDL), for the Cr2+:ZnSe laser is reported. The SDL provides up to 6W output power at a free running central wavelength of 1.98|im. The Cr 2+:ZnSe laser operated at an output power of 1.8W and a slope efficiency of ∼50% with respect to absorbed pump power whilst maintaining a low output intensity noise figure of <0.14% RMS. The system required no optical isolation even under the situation of significant optical feedback. ©2009 Optical Society of America.
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  • Optics Express  Journal
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    Author List

  • Hempler N; Hopkins JM; Rösener B; Rattunde M; Wagner J; Fedorov VV; Moskalev IS; Mirov SB; Burns D
  • Start Page

  • 18136
  • End Page

  • 18141
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 20