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Fiber laser pumped tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser
Author(s): Mathieu Drolet; Bruno Labranche; Dany Lemieux; Pierre Laperle; Daniel Cantin; Yves Taillon; Dina Lozofsky; Kennedy Nyairo
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Paper Abstract

A 2.4 μm room-temperature continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnSe laser pumped by a Thulium Fiber Laser is experimentally investigated. The laser delivers up to 720 mW of output power with absorbed power slope efficiency of 52%. The laser is tunable from 2294 to 2678 nm. Gain-switching is also demonstrated by using a Pulsed Erbium Fiber Laser pump source. A maximum pulse energy of 0.36 μJ is achieved with an absorbed threshold of 0.28 μJ and an absorbed power slope efficiency of 41%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 634311 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707682
Show Author Affiliations
Mathieu Drolet, INO (Canada)
Bruno Labranche, INO (Canada)
Dany Lemieux, INO (Canada)
Pierre Laperle, INO (Canada)
Daniel Cantin, INO (Canada)
Yves Taillon, INO (Canada)
Dina Lozofsky, BTG International Inc. (United States)
Kennedy Nyairo, BTG International Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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