Injection-seeded, gain-switched tunable Cr:ZnSe laser


Cankaya H., Cizmeciyan M. N. , Beyatli E. , Gorgulu A. T. , KURT A., Sennaroglu A.

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.37, no.2, pp.136-138, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.37.000136
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-138

Abstract

We report a narrow-linewidth, tunable, gain-switched Cr:ZnSe laser operating between 2255 and 2455 nm. The spectral width of the laser was reduced from 125 nm to 0.3 nm by using injection seeding. Seeding was achieved with a second tunable CW Cr:ZnSe laser. The output wavelength was varied by tuning the wavelength of the seed laser. The seeded oscillator produced as high as 157 mu J pulses with 598 mu J incident pump pulse energy at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The slope efficiency was determined to be 26%. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America