Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers

Academic Article


  • Efficient continuous-wave (cw) lasing of Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe crystals in external hemispherical cavities and in a microchip configuration under Er-fiber-laser pumping at room temperature are reported. The key result is what is believed to be the first successful demonstration of cw Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe microchip lasers with maximum output powers of 63 and 100 mW at 2320 and 2520 nm, with slope efficiencies of 53% and 20%, respectively. © 2002 Optical Society of America.
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  • Optics Letters  Journal
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    Author List

  • Mirov SB; Fedorov VV; Graham K; Moskalev IS; Badikov VV; Panyutin V
  • Start Page

  • 909
  • End Page

  • 911
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 11