Abstract

We demonstrated a Q-switched, Tm:YAG-laser-pumped electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser, which was equipped with an acousto-optic tunable filter as a wavelength-tuning element. A tuning range from 2.17 to 2.71 μm and a maximum output energy of 7.9 mJ at 2.41 μm were realized. The energy conversion efficiency reached 34.1% at 2.41 μm. In addition, the Cr:ZnSe laser produced a high-quality beam in the TEM00 mode.

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[Crossref]

2008 (1)

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

2002 (2)

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2001 (1)

1999 (1)

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

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[Crossref]

1996 (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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[Crossref]

S. Wada, K. Akagawa, and H. Tashiro, “Electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(10), 731–733 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

G. Georgiev and L. Konstantinov, “Design of the bandpass width, the spectral resolution and the diffraction efficiency of a non-collinear acousto-optic tunable filter of TeO2,” Opt. Laser Technol. 27(6), 383–387 (1995).
[Crossref]

1981 (1)

I. C. Chang, “Acousto-optic tunable filters,” Opt. Eng. 20(6), 824–829 (1981).
[Crossref]

1978 (1)

I. C. Chang, “Development of an infrared tunable acousto-optic filter,” Practical Infrared Optics. Proc. SPIE 0131, 2–10 (1978).
[Crossref]

1974 (1)

I. C. Chang, “Nonlinear acousto-optic filter with large angular aperture,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25(7), 370–372 (1974).
[Crossref]

Adetunji, O. O.

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[Crossref]

Akagawa, K.

Burger, A.

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[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.

T. J. Carrig, “Transition-Metal-Doped Chalcogenide Lasers,” J. Electron. Mater. 31(7), 759–769 (2002).
[Crossref]

Chang, I. C.

I. C. Chang, “Acousto-optic tunable filters,” Opt. Eng. 20(6), 824–829 (1981).
[Crossref]

I. C. Chang, “Development of an infrared tunable acousto-optic filter,” Practical Infrared Optics. Proc. SPIE 0131, 2–10 (1978).
[Crossref]

I. C. Chang, “Nonlinear acousto-optic filter with large angular aperture,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25(7), 370–372 (1974).
[Crossref]

Chattopadhyay, K.

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[Crossref]

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]

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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[Crossref]

Fedorov, V. V.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Georgiev, G.

G. Georgiev and L. Konstantinov, “Design of the bandpass width, the spectral resolution and the diffraction efficiency of a non-collinear acousto-optic tunable filter of TeO2,” Opt. Laser Technol. 27(6), 383–387 (1995).
[Crossref]

Konstantinov, L.

G. Georgiev and L. Konstantinov, “Design of the bandpass width, the spectral resolution and the diffraction efficiency of a non-collinear acousto-optic tunable filter of TeO2,” Opt. Laser Technol. 27(6), 383–387 (1995).
[Crossref]

Konstantinov, V. I.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kuleshov, N. V.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

Levechenko, V. I.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

Maeda, Y.

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

Martyshkin, D.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Mikhailov, V. P.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

Mirov, M.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Mirov, S. B.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Moskalev, I. S.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Ndap, J. O.

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[Crossref]

Ogawa, T.

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

Page, R. H.

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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[Crossref]

Postnova, L. I.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

Saito, N.

M. Yumoto, N. Saito, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “128 mJ/pulse, laser-diode pumped, Q-switched Tm:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601305 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

N. Saito, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, “Dual-wavelength oscillation in an electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18(9), 1288–1296 (2001).
[Crossref]

Schaffers, K. I.

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]

Tashiro, H.

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]

Urata, Y.

M. Yumoto, N. Saito, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “128 mJ/pulse, laser-diode pumped, Q-switched Tm:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601305 (2015).
[Crossref]

Vasilyev, S.

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

Wada, S.

M. Yumoto, N. Saito, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “128 mJ/pulse, laser-diode pumped, Q-switched Tm:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601305 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

N. Saito, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, “Dual-wavelength oscillation in an electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18(9), 1288–1296 (2001).
[Crossref]

S. Wada, K. Akagawa, and H. Tashiro, “Electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(10), 731–733 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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(6), 885–895 (1996).
[Crossref]

Yakimovich, V. N.

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

Yamashita, M.

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

Yumoto, M.

M. Yumoto, N. Saito, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “128 mJ/pulse, laser-diode pumped, Q-switched Tm:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601305 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. Yumoto, Y. Maeda, N. Saito, T. Ogawa, M. Yamashita, and S. Wada, “Electronic wavelength tuning of tunable laser with acousto-optic tunable filter,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(11), 8411–8415 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zelmon, D. E.

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

I. C. Chang, “Nonlinear acousto-optic filter with large angular aperture,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25(7), 370–372 (1974).
[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(6), 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. (2)

S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. S. Moskalev, M. Mirov, and S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601719 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. Yumoto, N. Saito, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “128 mJ/pulse, laser-diode pumped, Q-switched Tm:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1601305 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. Cryst. Growth (2)

V. I. Levechenko, V. N. Yakimovich, L. I. Postnova, V. I. Konstantinov, V. P. Mikhailov, and N. V. Kuleshov, “Preparation and properties of bulk ZnSe:Cr single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 198-199, 980–983 (1999).
[Crossref]

J. O. Ndap, K. Chattopadhyay, O. O. Adetunji, D. E. Zelmon, and A. Burger, “Thermal diffusion of Cr2+ in bulk ZnSe,” J. Cryst. Growth 240(1-2), 176–184 (2002).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser cavity with an AOTF as a wavelength tuning element.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Filter tuning curve and tuning range of the electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser. The dashed line represents the theoretical curve obtained from a model of a filter tuning curve [15]. When the RF was tuned from 36.4 to 46.2 MHz, the output wavelength was tuned from 2.17 to 2.71 μm.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Output energy of the electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser as a function of the pump energy of the electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Beam profiles of the electronically tuned Cr:ZnSe laser. (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) show beam profiles at wavelengths of 2.20, 2.31, 2.41, 2.52, and 2.63 μm, respectively.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Output energy of the Cr:ZnSe laser as a function of RF power fed into the AOTF.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Temporal profiles of the Cr:ZnSe laser pulses and Tm:YAG pump pulse.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Deviations of the diffracted beam angle in the tuning ranges of the Cr:ZnSe laser and Ti:Al2O3 laser.

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λ = ν ( α ) Δ n f a ( sin 4 θ + sin 2 2 θ ) 1 / 2 ,
ν ( α ) = ( C 11 C 12 2 cos 2 θ + sin 2 θ ρ ) 1 / 2 ,
θ d = tan 1 { ( n o n e ) 1 × tan θ } ,

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