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TAN Gai-juan, XIE Ji-jiang, ZHANG Lai-ming, GUO Jin, YANG Gui-long, SHAO Chun-lei, CHEN Fei, YANG Xin-xin, RUAN Peng. Recent progress in mid-infrared laser technology[J]. Chinese Optics, 2013, 6(4): 501-512. doi: 10.3788/CO.20130604.0501
Citation: TAN Gai-juan, XIE Ji-jiang, ZHANG Lai-ming, GUO Jin, YANG Gui-long, SHAO Chun-lei, CHEN Fei, YANG Xin-xin, RUAN Peng. Recent progress in mid-infrared laser technology[J]. Chinese Optics, 2013, 6(4): 501-512. doi: 10.3788/CO.20130604.0501

Recent progress in mid-infrared laser technology

doi: 10.3788/CO.20130604.0501
  • Received Date: 11 Mar 2013
  • Rev Recd Date: 13 May 2013
  • Publish Date: 10 Aug 2013
  • 3~5 m mid-infrared laser sources have significant applications in many fields and have been intensively studied by researchers. Main technical methods to generate mid-infrared laser radiation are reviewed in this paper, which are as follows:second harmonic generation of CO2 laser, first-overtone CO laser, optical parametric oscillator, DF laser, Fe2+: ZnSe solid laser. The key techniques and problems of each method are concluded and analyzed. The technology tendencies of mid-infrared laser sources are summarized.


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