Versatile Chromium-Doped Zinc Selenide Infrared Laser Sources
Interim rept. 1 Oct 2005-1 Apr 2010
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIRECTORATE
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This work presents research into the nature and mitigation of these critical thermal issues in development of versatile Cr2ZnSe laser sources. Advanced models for thermal and laser performance are developed and used to design optimally configured laser systems. Among other advances for this material, 10 W CW output from a Cr2ZnSe oscillator and master-oscillatorpower amplifier systems producing multi-watt, widely tunable power levels are demonstrated.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers