TITLE

Tunable diode-pumped continuous-wave Cr[sup 2+]:ZnSe laser

AUTHOR(S)
Sorokin, Evgeni; Sorokina, Irina T.
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/6/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 18, p3289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A midinfrared broadly tunable around 2.5 µm room-temperature continuous-wave diode-pumped Cr:ZnSe laser is reported. The laser is tunable over 350 nm and delivers up to 70 mW of the output radiation at 460 mW of the absorbed pump power and 17.5% slope efficiency. We observe the analog of the optical switching process, where the laser output is strongly modulated by only a few milliwatts of the visible radiation.
ACCESSION #
6579256

 

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