Abstract

We report a tunable, high-energy, single-pass optical parametric generator (OPG) based on the nonlinear material, cadmium silicon phosphide, CdSiP2. The OPG is pumped by a cavity-dumped, passively mode-locked, diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillator, providing 25 µJ pulses in 20 ps at 5 Hz. The pump energy is further boosted by a flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier to 2.5 mJ. The OPG is temperature tunable over 1263–1286 nm (23 nm) in the signal and 6153–6731 nm (578 nm) in the idler. Using the single-pass OPG configuration, we have generated signal pulse energy as high as 636 µJ at 1283 nm, together with idler pulse energy of 33 µJ at 6234 nm, for 2.1 mJ of input pump pulse energy. The generated signal pulses have durations of 24 ps with a FWHM spectral bandwidth of 10.4 nm at central wavelength of 1276 nm. The corresponding idler spectrum has a FWHM bandwidth of 140 nm centered at 6404 nm.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2012

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, “New mid-IR light sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol18(1), 531–540 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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2009

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1994

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Agnesi, A.

Bates, P. K.

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, “New mid-IR light sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol18(1), 531–540 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, “New mid-IR light sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol18(1), 531–540 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical parametric generation in CdSiP2.,” Opt. Lett.35(24), 4142–4144 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cecchet, F.

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

Chalus, O.

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, “New mid-IR light sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol18(1), 531–540 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical parametric generation in CdSiP2.,” Opt. Lett.35(24), 4142–4144 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Copeland, M.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dallocchio, P.

Davidson, J.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Edwards, G.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Esteban-Martin, A.

Fernelius, N. C.

K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. C. Pollak, D. E. Zelmon, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, “Growth and characterization of large CdSiP2 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth312(8), 1127–1132 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Herbst, J.

J. Hildenbrand, J. Herbst, J. Wöllenstein, and A. Lambrecht, “Explosive detection using infrared laser spectroscopy,” Proc. SPIE7222, 72220B (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hildenbrand, J.

J. Hildenbrand, J. Herbst, J. Wöllenstein, and A. Lambrecht, “Explosive detection using infrared laser spectroscopy,” Proc. SPIE7222, 72220B (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hopkins, F. K.

K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. C. Pollak, D. E. Zelmon, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, “Growth and characterization of large CdSiP2 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth312(8), 1127–1132 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jelínek, M.

M. Jelínek and V. Kubeček, “15 ps quasi-continuously pumped passively mode-locked highly doped Nd:YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Laser Phys. Lett.8, 657–660 (2011).

Johnson, B.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kato, K.

K. Kato, N. Umemura, and V. Petrov, “Sellmeier and thermo-optic dispersion formulas for CdSiP2,” J. Appl. Phys.109(11), 116104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kubecek, V.

M. Jelínek and V. Kubeček, “15 ps quasi-continuously pumped passively mode-locked highly doped Nd:YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Laser Phys. Lett.8, 657–660 (2011).

Kumar, S. C.

Lambrecht, A.

J. Hildenbrand, J. Herbst, J. Wöllenstein, and A. Lambrecht, “Explosive detection using infrared laser spectroscopy,” Proc. SPIE7222, 72220B (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lis, D.

Logan, R.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maciunas, R.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marchev, G.

Mendenhall, M.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Noack, F.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, I. Tunchev, P. Schunemann, and K. Zawilski, “The nonlinear coefficient d36 of CdSiP2,” Proc. SPIE7197, 71970M, 71970M-8 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O'day, D.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ossoff, R.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peremans, A.

Petrov, V.

Piccinini, E.

Pirzio, F.

Pollak, T. C.

K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. C. Pollak, D. E. Zelmon, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, “Growth and characterization of large CdSiP2 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth312(8), 1127–1132 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pollak, T. M.

Reali, G.

Reali, G. C.

Reinisch, L.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schunemann, P.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, I. Tunchev, P. Schunemann, and K. Zawilski, “The nonlinear coefficient d36 of CdSiP2,” Proc. SPIE7197, 71970M, 71970M-8 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Solcia, C.

Tribble, J.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tunchev, I.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, I. Tunchev, P. Schunemann, and K. Zawilski, “The nonlinear coefficient d36 of CdSiP2,” Proc. SPIE7197, 71970M, 71970M-8 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tyazhev, A.

Umemura, N.

K. Kato, N. Umemura, and V. Petrov, “Sellmeier and thermo-optic dispersion formulas for CdSiP2,” J. Appl. Phys.109(11), 116104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Werkhaven, J.

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wöllenstein, J.

J. Hildenbrand, J. Herbst, J. Wöllenstein, and A. Lambrecht, “Explosive detection using infrared laser spectroscopy,” Proc. SPIE7222, 72220B (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zawilski, K.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, I. Tunchev, P. Schunemann, and K. Zawilski, “The nonlinear coefficient d36 of CdSiP2,” Proc. SPIE7197, 71970M, 71970M-8 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zawilski, K. T.

Zelmon, D. E.

K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. C. Pollak, D. E. Zelmon, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, “Growth and characterization of large CdSiP2 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth312(8), 1127–1132 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol

J. Biegert, P. K. Bates, and O. Chalus, “New mid-IR light sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.-Ultrafast Sci. Technol18(1), 531–540 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

K. Kato, N. Umemura, and V. Petrov, “Sellmeier and thermo-optic dispersion formulas for CdSiP2,” J. Appl. Phys.109(11), 116104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth

K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, T. C. Pollak, D. E. Zelmon, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, “Growth and characterization of large CdSiP2 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth312(8), 1127–1132 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

M. Jelínek and V. Kubeček, “15 ps quasi-continuously pumped passively mode-locked highly doped Nd:YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Laser Phys. Lett.8, 657–660 (2011).

Nature

G. Edwards, R. Logan, M. Copeland, L. Reinisch, J. Davidson, B. Johnson, R. Maciunas, M. Mendenhall, R. Ossoff, J. Tribble, J. Werkhaven, and D. O'day, “Tissue ablation by a free-electron laser tuned to the amide II band,” Nature371(6496), 416–419 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

A. Agnesi, E. Piccinini, G. C. Reali, and C. Solcia, “All-solid-state picosecond tunable source of near-infrared radiation,” Opt. Lett.22(18), 1415–1417 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, and T. M. Pollak, “Noncritical singly resonant optical parametric oscillator operation near 6.2 microm based on a CdSiP2 crystal pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Lett.34(16), 2399–2401 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Peremans, D. Lis, F. Cecchet, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, and V. Petrov, “Noncritical singly resonant synchronously pumped OPO for generation of picosecond pulses in the mid-infrared near 6.4 microm,” Opt. Lett.34(20), 3053–3055 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, G. Marchev, P. G. Schunemann, A. Tyazhev, K. T. Zawilski, and T. M. Pollak, “Subnanosecond, 1 kHz, temperature-tuned, noncritical mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP2 crystal pumped at 1064 nm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1230–1232 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Chalus, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical parametric generation in CdSiP2.,” Opt. Lett.35(24), 4142–4144 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett.36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Agnesi, P. Dallocchio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Compact, 1.5 mJ, 450 MHz, CdSiP2 picosecond optical parametric oscillator near 6.3 μm,” Opt. Lett.36(16), 3236–3238 (2011).
[PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

J. Hildenbrand, J. Herbst, J. Wöllenstein, and A. Lambrecht, “Explosive detection using infrared laser spectroscopy,” Proc. SPIE7222, 72220B (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Noack, I. Tunchev, P. Schunemann, and K. Zawilski, “The nonlinear coefficient d36 of CdSiP2,” Proc. SPIE7197, 71970M, 71970M-8 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other

D. N. Nikogosyan, Nonlinear Optical Crystals: A Complete Survey (Springer 2005).

J. Zhang, J. Y. Huang, and Y. R. Shen, Optical Parametric Generation and Amplification (Harwood Academic Publishers, 1995).

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. T. Sorokina, Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications (Springer, 2007).

R. L. Byer, “Optical parametric oscillators,” in Quantum Electronics: A Treatise, H. Rabin and C. L. Tang, eds. (Academic, 1975), pp. 587–702.

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