Abstract

We demonstrate CW rapidly-tunable (4.5 µm/s), high-power (150 mW), single-longitudinal-mode (120 MHz) single-crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW widely-tunable (2.12-2.77 µm), multi-watt (2 W over 2.3-2.7 µm), polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW multi-watt (6 W, at 2.5 µm), highly efficient (48% real efficiency) polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; CW multi-watt (3 W, at 2.5 µm), highly efficient (41% real efficiency) ultra-compact polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSe laser; and CW hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe laser.

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    [CrossRef]
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2007 (1)

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

U. Demirbas and A. Sennaroglu, "Intracavity-pumped Cr2+:ZnSe laser with ultrabroadband tuning range between 1880 and 3100 nm," Opt. Lett. 31, 2293-2295 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (3)

2000 (1)

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

1997 (2)

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

U. Hommerich, X. Wu, V. R. Davis, S. B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R. J. Chen, and S. Kutcher, "Demonstration of room temperature laser action at 2.5 ?m from Cr2+:Cd0.85Mn0.15Te," Opt. Lett. 22, 1180-1182 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Badikov, V.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Badikov, V. V.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Berry, P. A.

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bluett, A.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Burger, A.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, "Continuous-wave broadly tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 19-21 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Carrig, T. J.

Catella, G. C.

Chen, K. T.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chen, R. J.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

U. Hommerich, X. Wu, V. R. Davis, S. B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R. J. Chen, and S. Kutcher, "Demonstration of room temperature laser action at 2.5 ?m from Cr2+:Cd0.85Mn0.15Te," Opt. Lett. 22, 1180-1182 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Davis, V. R.

DeLoach, L. D.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Demirbas, U.

DiLieto, A.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fedorov, V.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fedorov, V. V.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, and I. S. Moskalev, "Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," Opt. Lett. 27, 909-911 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Galkin, S. N.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gallian, A.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, D.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, V.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Graham, K.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, and I. S. Moskalev, "Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," Opt. Lett. 27, 909-911 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Grasza, K.

Hommerich, U.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

U. Hommerich, X. Wu, V. R. Davis, S. B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R. J. Chen, and S. Kutcher, "Demonstration of room temperature laser action at 2.5 ?m from Cr2+:Cd0.85Mn0.15Te," Opt. Lett. 22, 1180-1182 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krupke, W. F.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kutcher, S.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

U. Hommerich, X. Wu, V. R. Davis, S. B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R. J. Chen, and S. Kutcher, "Demonstration of room temperature laser action at 2.5 ?m from Cr2+:Cd0.85Mn0.15Te," Opt. Lett. 22, 1180-1182 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lalayants, A. I.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ma, X.

Martyshkin, D.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mckay, J.

McKay, J. B.

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mirov, S.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mirov, S. B.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, and I. S. Moskalev, "Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," Opt. Lett. 27, 909-911 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Moskalev, I.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Moskalev, I. S.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, and I. S. Moskalev, "Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," Opt. Lett. 27, 909-911 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ndap, J. O.

Page, R. H.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, "Continuous-wave broadly tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 19-21 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Panyutin, V.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Patel, F. D.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Peterson, R. D.

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Schaffers, K.

Schaffers, K. I.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, "Continuous-wave broadly tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 19-21 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Schepler, K. L.

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Mckay, K. L. Schepler, and G. C. Catella, "Efficient grating tuned mid-infrared Cr2+:CdSe laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 1575-1577 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sennaroglu, A.

Seo, J. T.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sorokin, E.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sorokina, I. T.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, and K. Schaffers, "Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1040-1042 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tassano, J. B.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Trivedi, S. B.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

U. Hommerich, X. Wu, V. R. Davis, S. B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R. J. Chen, and S. Kutcher, "Demonstration of room temperature laser action at 2.5 ?m from Cr2+:Cd0.85Mn0.15Te," Opt. Lett. 22, 1180-1182 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Turner, M.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Voronkin, E. F.

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, G. J.

Wang, C. C.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wilke, G. D.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wu, X.

Zong, H.

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEE Optoelectronics (1)

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, K. Graham, I. S. Moskalev, I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, V. Gapontsev, D. Gapontsev, V. V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, "Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasers," IEE Optoelectronics 150, 340-345 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885-895 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, L. D. DeLoach, G. D. Wilke, F. D. Patel, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, K. T. Chen, and A. Burger, "Cr2+-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33/4, 609-619 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. L. Schepler, R. D. Peterson, P. A. Berry, and J. B. McKay, "Thermal Effects in Cr2+:ZnSe Thin Disk Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 713-720 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

U. Hommerich, J. T. Seo, M. Turner, A. Bluett, S. B. Trivedi, H. Zong, S. Kutcher, C. C. Wang, and R. J. Chen, "Mid-infrared laser development based on transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride," J. Lumin. 87-89, 1143-1145 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, "Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers," J. Spec. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 810-822 (2007).
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Laser Opt. (1)

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, V. Badikov, V. Panyutin, A. DiLieto, and M. Tonelli, "Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laser," Appl. Phys. B, Laser Opt. 74, 607-611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, "Hotpressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser," Opt. Express 14, 694-701 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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I. S. Moskalev, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, "CW single frequency tunable, CW multi-Watt polycrystalline, and CW hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," in Technical Digest in CDROM, CLEO’07, p. CTuN6 (Baltimore, MD, 2007).

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. J. Beach, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Demonstrations of diode-pumped and grating tuned ZnSe:Cr2+ lasers," in OSA Trends Opt. Photonics, pp. 208-210 (1997).

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, H. Kretschmann, S. Kuck, A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, and V. N. Yakimovich, "Continuous-wave diode pumped Cr2+:ZnSe and high power laser operation," in OSA Trends Opt. Photonics, Adv. Solid State Lasers, Vol. 46, pp. 162-165 (2001).

G. J. Wagner and T. J. Carrig, "Power scaling of Cr2+:ZnSe lasers," in OSA Trends Opt. Photonics, Adv. Solid State Lasers, Vol. 50, pp. 506-510 (2001).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(A) Optical scheme of the SLM Cr2+:ZnSe laser based on modified Kogelnik/ Littman cavity. The standard Kogelnik cavity is shown by dashed lines. Cavity parameters: r 1=25 mm, r 2=50 mm, d 1=d 2=25 mm, d 3=30 mm, d 4=20 mm. Measurement system components: D 1 and D 2 are optical detectors, BS is beamsplitter, FPI is Fabry- Perot interferometer. (B) The fine structure of the laser output spectrum obtained with an FPI demonstrating ≈120 MHz laser linewidth.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Rapid scanning of the SLM laser wavelength.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(A) Input-output characteristics of the high-power Cr2+:ZnSe laser for several output couplers pumped by the 9 W polarized Er-fiber laser. (B) The input-output characteristics with unpolarized Er-fiber pump laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(A) Output power vs pump power, and (B) Output spectrum of theCWultra-compact Cr2+:ZnSe laser.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(A) Schematic diagram of the high-power, widely-tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser. The cavity parameters are: r 1=r 2=50mm, d 1=d 2≈24mm, d 3≈150mm, d 4≈100mm. (B) Output power vs output wavelength of the tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser at 12 W pump power; the grating is turned with 0.5° steps.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Output power vs absorbed pump power of the hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe CW laser.

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