title={BROADBAND MID-INFRARED SOLID-STATE LASERS Broadband Mid-Infrared Lasers},
  author={Irina T. Sorokina},
A survey of broadband Co2+and Cr2+-based lasers is presented. These mid-IR sources, operating in the very interesting “molecular fingerprint” region between ∼1.6 and 3.5 μm offer the broadest bandwidth from all solid-state vibronic lasers. The emphasize is made on Cr2+-doped lasers, which have not only the widest and the highest gain, but also operate at room-temperature and produce the shortest pulses of only several optical cycles around 2.5 μm directly from the resonator. Ten years after… CONTINUE READING


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