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Title: 4.0-4.5-{mu} m lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K, a new mid-infrared laser material

Abstract

Lasing of Fe:ZnSe is demonstrated, for the first time to the authors' knowledge, for temperatures ranging from 15 to 180 K. The output wavelength of the Fe:ZnSe laser was observed to tune with temperature from 3.98 {mu}m at 15 K to 4.54 {mu}m at 180 K. With an Er:YAG laser operating at 2.698 {mu}m as the pump source, a maximum energy per pulse of 12 {mu}J at 130 K was produced. Laser slope efficiencies of 3.2% at 19 K and 8.2% at 150 K were determined for an output coupling of 0.6%. A laser emission linewidth of 0.007 {mu}m at 3.98 {mu}m was measured at 15 K. Absorption and emission spectra and emission lifetimes for Fe:ZnSe are also discussed. (c) 1999 Optical Society of America.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20217914
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SOLID STATE LASERS; LASER MATERIALS; INFRARED SPECTRA; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0013-0065 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K; TUNING; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Adams, J J, Bibeau, C, Page, R H, Krol, D M, Furu, L H, and Payne, S A. 4.0-4.5-{mu} m lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K, a new mid-infrared laser material. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.24.001720.
Adams, J J, Bibeau, C, Page, R H, Krol, D M, Furu, L H, & Payne, S A. 4.0-4.5-{mu} m lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K, a new mid-infrared laser material. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001720
Adams, J J, Bibeau, C, Page, R H, Krol, D M, Furu, L H, and Payne, S A. Wed . "4.0-4.5-{mu} m lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K, a new mid-infrared laser material". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001720.
@article{osti_20217914,
title = {4.0-4.5-{mu} m lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K, a new mid-infrared laser material},
author = {Adams, J J and Bibeau, C and Page, R H and Krol, D M and Furu, L H and Payne, S A},
abstractNote = {Lasing of Fe:ZnSe is demonstrated, for the first time to the authors' knowledge, for temperatures ranging from 15 to 180 K. The output wavelength of the Fe:ZnSe laser was observed to tune with temperature from 3.98 {mu}m at 15 K to 4.54 {mu}m at 180 K. With an Er:YAG laser operating at 2.698 {mu}m as the pump source, a maximum energy per pulse of 12 {mu}J at 130 K was produced. Laser slope efficiencies of 3.2% at 19 K and 8.2% at 150 K were determined for an output coupling of 0.6%. A laser emission linewidth of 0.007 {mu}m at 3.98 {mu}m was measured at 15 K. Absorption and emission spectra and emission lifetimes for Fe:ZnSe are also discussed. (c) 1999 Optical Society of America.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.24.001720},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20217914}, journal = {Optics Letters},
issn = {0146-9592},
number = 23,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {12}
}