Compact Cr: ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2333 nm

Academic Article


  • A compact mid-infrared channel waveguide laser is demonstrated in Cr:ZnS with a view to power scaling chromium laser technology utilizing the thermo-mechanical advantages of Cr:ZnS over alternative transition metal doped II-VI semiconductor laser materials. The laser provided a maximum power of 101 mW of CW output at 2333 nm limited only by the available pump power. A maximum slope efficiency of 20% was demonstrated. © 2014 Optical Society of America.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Optics Express  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Macdonald JR; Beecher SJ; Lancaster A; Berry PA; Schepler KL; Mirov SB; Kar AK
  • Start Page

  • 7052
  • End Page

  • 7057
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 6