Laser Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 44–47

Efficient Cr:ZnSe laser with a volume Bragg grating

  • C. H. Zhang
  • P. B. Meng
  • B. Q. Yao
  • G. Li
  • Y. L. Ju
  • Y. Z. Wang
Solid State and Liquid Lasers

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X10230167

Cite this article as:
Zhang, C.H., Meng, P.B., Yao, B.Q. et al. Laser Phys. (2011) 21: 44. doi:10.1134/S1054660X10230167

Abstract

An efficient and narrow linewidth Cr:ZnSe laser pumped by Tm,Ho:GdVO4 laser with a volume Bragg grating (VBG) is reported. The Cr:ZnSe laser operated at 2580 nm with emitting linewidth (FWHM) about 0.8 nm. Using the volume Bragg grating, 3.57 W of output was achieved under total incident pump power of 13.1 W, corresponding to optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 27.3%. By use of conventional mirror, 4.11 W of output was achieved the same incident pump power and the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency is 31.4%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Zhang
    • 1
  • P. B. Meng
    • 1
  • B. Q. Yao
    • 1
  • G. Li
    • 1
  • Y. L. Ju
    • 1
  • Y. Z. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Tunable Laser TechnologyHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina