Gain-switched operation of ultrafast laser inscribed waveguides in Cr: ZnSe

Sean A. McDaniel, Patrick A. Berry, Kenneth L. Schepler, John R. Macdonald, Stephen J. Beecher, Ajoy K. Kar

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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of a gain-switched chromium-doped zinc selenide channel waveguide laser. The guided-wave structure was produced by ultrafast laser inscription and exhibited output pulse energies up to 12 mu J. The laser exhibited narrow spectral output with a linewidth less than 1 nm. The beam quality was measured to be M-2

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices
EditorsWA Clarkson, RK Shori
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventConference on Solid State Lasers XXIV - Technology and Devices - San Francisco, Canada
Duration: 8 Feb 201510 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume9342
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Solid State Lasers XXIV - Technology and Devices
CountryCanada
Period8/02/1510/02/15

Keywords

  • solid-state lasers
  • mid-IR lasers
  • transition-metal lasers
  • CR2+-ZNS
  • POWER
  • NM

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