Pulsed mid-IR Cr2+: ZnS and Cr2+: ZnSe lasers pumped by Raman-shifted Q-switched neodymium lasers

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  • The spectral and lasing properties of Cr2+ : ZnS and Cr 2+ : ZnSe crystals pumped by Raman-shifted nanosecond neodymium lasers are studied. Tunable pulsed lasing is obtained in the mid-IR range between 2.05 and 2.40 μm. The minimum lasing threshold was 170 μJ at the maximum slope efficiency of 20%.
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  • Graham K; Fedorov VV; Mirov SB; Doroshenko ME; Basiev TT; Orlovskii YV; Osiko VV; Badikov VV; Panyutin VL
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  • 34
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