We demonstrate fast idler wave mode-hop-free tuning over ~30cm−1 around 3.3µm using a cw ppMgCLN-OPO pumped near 1063nm, allowing to capture in a single pump scan at a rate up to 20nm/s the entire Q-branch of CH4 (3000–3025cm−1).

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