We demonstrated a high energy and rapidly tunable Cr:ZnSe laser pumped with Q-switched Tm:YAG laser using an acousto-optic tunable filter as wavelength tuning element. Maximum output energy of 5.7 mJ at 2.41 µm and tuning range from 2.12 to 2.70 µm were achieved.

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