Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 3.60–5.15 µm

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement. We report on room temperature gain-switched and Q-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 3.60–5.15 µm pumped by radiation of an 2.94 µm Er:YAG laser. The maximum output energy was measured to be 5 mJ under 15 mJ of pump energy in gain-switched regime. We also demonstrated a mechanically Q-switched regime of oscillation of Fe:ZnSe lasers. This approach could be attractive for the development of high-energy short-pulse solid-state mid-IR systems operating over 3.6–5.2 µm spectral range.
  • Published In

  • Optics Express  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 25589023
  • Author List

  • Fedorov V; Martyshkin D; Karki K; Mirov S
  • Start Page

  • 13934
  • End Page

  • 13941
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 10