• Er,Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 laser passively Q-switched by MBE-grown Cr:ZnS thin films 

      Gorbachenya, Konstantin N.; Kisel, Victor E.; Yasukevich, Anatoly S.; Tolstik, Nikolai; Karhu, Eric Andrew; Furtula, Vedran; Sorokin, Evgeni; Maltsev, VA; leonyuk, N.; Galinis, A.; Lipinskas, T.; Gibson, Ursula; Sorokina, Irina T; Kuleshov, Nikolai V. (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    • Optical Coatings as Active Media for Mid-Infrared lasers 

      Karhu, Eric Andrew; Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokin, Evgeni; Furtula, Vedran; Sorokina, Irina T.; Gibson, Ursula (Chapter, 2016)
      Thin films of Cr and Fe-doped ZnS with high infrared transparency have been deposited by molecular beam epitaxy and show optical properties suitable for use as active media in mid-infrared laser applications.
    • Spectral-luminescent properties of vapor deposited Cr:ZnS thin films and their application as saturable absorbers for 1.5-μm erbium lasers 

      Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokin, Evgeni; Karhu, Eric Andrew; Gorbachenya, Konstantin N.; Polyakov, Stanislav; Kisel, Victor E.; Kuleshov, Nikolai V.; Furtula, Vedran; Gibson, Ursula; Sorokina, Irina T (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      We report the results of the extensive spectral-luminescent characterization including concentration quenching analysis of the first laser-quality vapor-deposited Cr:ZnS films, and demonstrate their use as saturable ...
    • Structure and Optical Properties of Titania-PDMS Hybrid Nanocomposites Prepared by In Situ Non-Aqueous Synthesis 

      Dalod, Antoine Robert Marie; Grendal, Ola Gjønnes; Blichfeld, Anders Bank; Furtula, Vedran; Pérez, Javier; Henriksen, Lars; Grande, Tor; Einarsrud, Mari-Ann (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Organic-inorganic hybrid materials are attractive due to the combination of properties from the two distinct types of materials. In this work, transparent titania-polydimethylsiloxane hybrid materials with up to 15.5 vol. ...
    • Towards Mid-IR Waveguide Lasers: Transition Metal Doped ZnS Thin Films 

      Karhu, Eric Andrew; Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokin, Evgeni; Polyakov, Stanislav; Zamiri, Reza; Furtula, Vedran; Østerberg, Ulf Lennart; Sorokina, Irina T; Gibson, Ursula (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Thin films of Cr and Fe-doped ZnS suitable for waveguide mid-IR applications, with well-isolated TM2+ peaks, and Cr2+ absorption and fluorescence comparable to bulk crystals were investigated. Raman data indicate that the ...
    • Vapor deposited Cr-doped ZnS thin films: Towards optically pumped mid-infrared waveguide lasers 

      Karhu, Eric Andrew; Ildstad, Charles Rutherford; Poggio, Stefano; Furtula, Vedran; Tolstik, Nikolai; Sorokina, Irina T; BelBruno, Joseph; Gibson, Ursula (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Compact, affordable mid-IR lasers require the development of gain materials in waveguide form. We report on the high vacuum deposition of Cr:ZnS films with concentration ranging from 1018-1020 dopants/cm3 . At low ...