Room temperature, nanosecond, 60 mJ/pulse Fe:ZnSe master oscillator power amplifier system operating at 3.8-5.0 µm

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Abstract

  • We report on a RT gain-switched Fe:ZnSe master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system tunable over 3.8–5.0 µm pumped by radiation of Er:YAG laser operating at 2.94 µm. The mechanically Q-switched Er:YAG laser with output energy up to 220 mJ was used as a pump source for a master oscillator and three-stage power amplifier. The maximum output energies in 200 ns pulses exceeded 60, 56, and 48 mJ at 4.4, 4.3, and 4.1 µm, respectively, under 220 mJ of pump energy. The extraction energy efficiencies were measured to be 25, 30, and 40% at the first, second, and third stages, respectively.
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  • Optics Express  Journal
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    Author List

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

  • 2387
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  • 2393
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 2