Title

Cr:ZnSe laser incorporating anti-reflection microstructures exhibiting low-loss, damage-resistant lasing at near quantum limit efficiency

Authors

Authors

S. McDaniel; D. Hobbs; B. MacLeod; E. Sabatino; P. Berry; K. Schepler; W. Mitchell;G. Cook

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Mater. Express

Keywords

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics

Abstract

We report demonstration of efficient continuous-wave lasing from chromium-doped zinc selenide using anti-reflection microstructures (ARMs) in place of thin-film AR coatings or Brewster angle cavity geometries. ARM textures are more resistant to laser-induced damage than coatings, exhibit low-loss, wide angular acceptance, broad wavelength effectiveness, and are not susceptible to water absorption. Slope-efficiencies of 68% were achieved, which compares favorably to the thin-film control samples at 58% for the same cavity. ARMs hold promise for near-term power scaling and wavelength agility of transition-metal-ion doped II-VI lasers. (C)2014 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optical Materials Express

Volume

4

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2225

Last Page

2232

WOS Identifier

WOS:000344962100001

ISSN

2159-3930

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