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Title: Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 360–515 µm

Abstract

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.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
OSTI Identifier:
1509939
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1612962
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018378
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 27 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Optics

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Fedorov, Vladimir, Martyshkin, Dmitry, Karki, Krishna, and Mirov, Sergey. Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 360–515 µm. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.27.013934.
Fedorov, Vladimir, Martyshkin, Dmitry, Karki, Krishna, & Mirov, Sergey. Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 360–515 µm. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.27.013934.
Fedorov, Vladimir, Martyshkin, Dmitry, Karki, Krishna, and Mirov, Sergey. Tue . "Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 360–515 µm". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.27.013934.
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title = {Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 360–515 µm},
author = {Fedorov, Vladimir and Martyshkin, Dmitry and Karki, Krishna and Mirov, Sergey},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.27.013934},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 10,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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