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Applied Physics B

, 125:173 | Cite as

Lasing characteristics of heavily doped single-crystal Fe:ZnSe

  • V. A. Antonov
  • A. A. Davydov
  • K. N. FirsovEmail author
  • E. M. Gavrishchuk
  • I. G. Kononov
  • S. V. Kurashkin
  • S. V. Podlesnykh
  • N. A. Raspopov
  • N. V. Zhavoronkov
Article

Abstract

Characteristics of a Fe:ZnSe laser are studied at room temperature. The laser active elements are heavily doped single crystals with the \(\hbox {Fe}^{2+}\) ion concentration \(n=0.64\times 10^{19}-5.7\times 10^{19}\hbox {cm}^{-3}\), grown from melt by the Bridgman method. The generated energy of 870 mJ is obtained at the total efficiencies with respect to the absorbed and incident energies \(\eta _{\mathrm{{abs}}}=43\%\) and \(\eta _{\mathrm{{inc}}}\approx 35\%\), respectively. The laser slope efficiency with respect to the absorbed energy is \(\eta _\mathrm{{slope}}\approx 50\%\). In a heavily doped active element with the \(\hbox {Fe}^{2+}\) concentration \(n=5.7\times 10^{19}\hbox {cm}^{-3}\), in which the medium excitation depth is just a part of the total element dimension along the optical axis (the element is completely non-transparent for the pumping radiation), the radiation spectrum of the Fe:ZnSe laser shifts to the long-wavelength range by more than 300 nm as compared to spectra of the laser on crystals excited along the whole element length. It is shown that Fe:ZnSe lasers on heavily doped single-crystal elements can be efficiently excited by a radiation of a Cr:ZnSe laser without tuning the spectrum of the latter to the longer wavelength range.

Keywords

Fe:ZnSe laser HF laser Single crystal Room temperature Zinc chalcogenides Bridgman method Cr:ZnSe laser 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Grant no. 19-13-00205 (development of the technique for creating Fe:ZnSe samples and preparation of active elements for experiments) and by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-08-00793 (study of laser characteristics).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Antonov
    • 2
  • A. A. Davydov
    • 1
  • K. N. Firsov
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • E. M. Gavrishchuk
    • 4
    • 5
  • I. G. Kononov
    • 2
  • S. V. Kurashkin
    • 4
  • S. V. Podlesnykh
    • 2
  • N. A. Raspopov
    • 6
  • N. V. Zhavoronkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Material Science and Technology JSC RIMST, RIMSTZelenogradRussia
  2. 2.A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RASMoscowsRussia
  3. 3.National Research Nuclear University MEPhIMoscowRussia
  4. 4.G.G. Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances of RASNizhny NovgorodRussia
  5. 5.N.I. Lobachevski Nizhny Novgorod State UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia
  6. 6.P N Lebedev Physical Institute of RASMoscowRussia

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